The Tirreno-Adriatico has come to a dramatic close with the 9.3km San Benedetto del Tronto Individual Time-Trial stage bringing some 1074km of Italian stage racing to an end. The final ITT saw a win for Leopard Trek’s Fabian Cancellara in 10’33” with Lars Boom (Rabobank) second place with + 01’09” and Adriano Malori (Lampre-ISD) just 10 seconds adrift from that to take third on the stage.
But final general classification had a win for Australian Cadel Evans (for BMC) who finished with an 11second lead in the overall standings ahead of Dutch rider Robert Gesink (RAB), with a third place awarded to Italy’s Michele Scarponi (LAM). Evans, the 2009 world champion (also the Australian with the highest Tour de France finishes, coming second in 07 and 08) clocked an overall time of 27hrs 37’37” for his Tirreno-Adriatico victory.
For final and stage results see: http://www.uciprotour.com