The composure, reliability and talent of Nairo Quintana and the Movistar Team led the squad to another brilliant success on Italian soil. The 25-year-old Colombian is the final winner of the 50th Tirreno-Adriatico after racing safely through the 10km individual time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto, in order to secure his first overall triumph in the 'Race of the Two Seas'.

Supported by magnificent performaces from three of his team-mates into the day's top-10 -Malori (2nd) went on another exhilarating duel against Cancellara (TFR), beaten this time by only four seconds; Castroviejo completed an excellent week with his 4th spot; and Andrey Amador crossed the line in 9th-, the Cómbita-born rider took advantage of his comfortable gap against Bauke Mollema (TFR) -39 seconds, eventually reduced to 18- and claimed the 'Trident' on the final podium, joined by the Dutchman (2nd) and fellow Colombian Rigoberto Urán (EQS).