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BC-CYC--Tirreno-Adriatico

March 19, 2019
Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race by one second when he beat British rider Adam Yates in the final stage time trial in Italy. Victor Campenaerts won the 10-kilometer individual time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto. Roglic started the individual time trial 25 seconds behind over leader Yates.

SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) — Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race by one second when he beat British rider Adam Yates in the final stage time trial on Tuesday.

Victor Campenaerts won the 10-kilometer (six-mile) individual time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto.

Roglic, who rides for Team Jumbo-Visma, started the time trial in second place in the overall standings, 25 seconds behind Yates.

“It was unbelievably close. I was lucky in the end,” Roglic said. “I felt strong ... I tried to make a difference and really go for it and I really pushed until the finish line.

“I was confident but I can only control myself.”

Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark finished third overall, 30 seconds behind Roglic and nearly a minute ahead of Tom Dumoulin.

Campenaerts won the final stage in 11-plus minutes. Alberto Bettiol was three seconds behind the Belgian. Jos van Emden of the Netherlands was four seconds back.

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