Events

Cancellara wins Tirreno-Adriatico overall

CSC's Fabian Cancellara held on to win the 43rd edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico following Tuesday's seventh and final stage. Italian Francesco Chicchi of Liquigas won the 176km run around San Benedetto del Tronto. But the 26-year-old Swiss, the current double world time-trial champion, kept hold of the leader's blue jersey and set himself up as one of the hot favorites for Saturday's Milan-San Remo.

By Agence France Presse

CSC’s Fabian Cancellara held on to win the 43rd edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico following Tuesday’s seventh and final stage.

Italian Francesco Chicchi of Liquigas won the 176km run around San Benedetto del Tronto.

But the 26-year-old Swiss, the current double world time-trial champion, kept hold of the leader’s blue jersey and set himself up as one of the hot favorites for Saturday’s Milan-San Remo.

Results

Stage
1. Francesco Chicchi (ITA/LIQ) 176.0 km in 4hr 50min 50sec

2. Danilo Napolitano (ITA/LAM) at 0:00

3. Mark Cavendish (GBR/THR) 0:00

4. Robbie McEwen (AUS/SIL) 0:00

5. Danilo Hondo (GER/SDA) 0:00

6. Maximiliano Richeze (ARG/CSF) 0:00

7. Alexandre Usov (BLR/A2R) 0:00

8. Jos? Joaquin Rojas (ESP/GCE) 0:00

9. Erik Zabel (GER/MRM) 0:00

10. Baden Cooke (AUS/BAR) 0:00

11. Mickaƒl Delage (FRA/FDJ) 0:00

12. Chris Sutton (AUS/TSL) 0:00

13. Marco Bandiera (ITA/LAM) 0:00

14. Pedro Horrillo (ESP/RAB) 0:00

15. Ruben Perez (ESP/EUS) 0:00

16. Gorik Gardeyn (BEL/SIL) 0:00

17. Steven De Jongh (NED/QST) 0:00

18. Stuart O’Grady (AUS/CSC) 0:00

19. Patrick Calcagni (SUI/BAR) 0:00

20. Renaud Dion (FRA/A2R) 0:00

21. Nicklas Axelsson (SWE/SDA) 0:00

22. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/MRM) 0:00

23. Gustav Erik Larsson (SWE/CSC) 0:00

24. Thomas Lovkvist (SWE/THR) 0:00

25. Filippo Pozzato (ITA/LIQ) 0:00

26. Luca Mazzanti (ITA/TCS) 0:00

27. Christophe Mengin (FRA/FDJ) 0:00

28. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/CSC) 0:00

29. Gabriele Missaglia (ITA/SDA) 0:00

30. Enrico Gasparotto (ITA/BAR) 0:00

Overall
1. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/CSC) 28hr 08min 21sec

2. Enrico Gasparotto (ITA/BAR) at 0:16sec

3. Thomas Lovkvist (SWE/THR) 0:40

4. Markus Fothen (GER/GST) 0:53

5. Nicklas Axelsson (SWE/SDA) 1:32

6. Gustav Erik Larsson (SWE/CSC) 1:36

7. Filippo Pozzato (ITA/LIQ) 1:44

8. Ryder Hesjedal (CAN/TSL) 1:53

9. Patxi Vila (ESP/LAM) 2:34

10. Tom Stubbe (BEL/FDJ) 2:45

11. Luis Pasamontes (ESP/GCE) 3:00

12. Luca Mazzanti (ITA/TCS) 3:09

13. Alessandro Ballan (ITA/LAM) 3:25

14. Tadej Valjavec (SLO/A2R) 3:27

15. Jos? Serpa (COL/SDA) 3:27

16. Gabriele Missaglia (ITA/SDA) 3:57

17. Jussi Veikkanen (FIN/FDJ) 4:00

18. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/QST) 4:00

19. Emanuele Sella (ITA/CSF) 4:08

20. Evgueni Petrov (RUS/TCS) 5:27

21. Franco Pellizotti (ITA/LIQ) 5:43

22. George Hincapie (USA/THR) 6:14

23. Inigo Landaluze (ESP/EUS) 7:08

24. Danilo Di Luca (ITA/LPR) 7:35

25. Daniele Nardello (ITA/SDA) 7:40

26. Patrick Calcagni (SUI/BAR) 7:55

27. Tristan Valentin (FRA/COF) 8:03

28. Paolo Savoldelli (ITA/LPR) 8:04

29. Andrea Tonti (ITA/QST) 8:10

30. Sebastian Langeveld (NED/RAB) 9:00