Giro contender Fabio Aru's pre-race build-up suffered a blow Sunday when he was forced out of Tirreno-Adriatico with a bout of bronchitis.
Nairo Quintana returns to Terminillo the victor of stage 4 two years after taking the same summit en route to Tirreno-Adriatico win in 2015.
Nairo Quintana gained time and garnered respect with sensational solo win on stage 4 to take overall lead over rivals at Tirreno-Adriatico.
Colombian Nairo Quintana pulled on the leader's blue jersey after solo finish to win the fourth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico on Saturday.
Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice each feature crucial uphill finishes on Saturday. Here's what fans should be watching for.
Riders throughout the peloton hold Tirreno-Adriatico in high regard as a key prep race for the Giro d'Italia and a prestigious prize.
A fast finish in Italy yields Peter Sagan's second win of the season, while BMC's Rohan Dennis takes the overall lead.
The two-time defending world champion earns the victory in a bunch sprint ahead of Elia Viviani and Jurgen Roelandts.
BMC Racing and Quick-Step Floors have dominated the team time trial discipline for years, and Tirreno-Adriatico offered the latest face-off.
Sky's Geraint Thomas launches a late attack to claim stage 2 of Tirreno-Adriatico, while Greg Van Avermaet assumes the overall lead.