Events

Freire takes T-A sprint stage

Rabobank's Oscar Freire won a sprint finish to the sixth and penultimate stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico race in Italy on Monday. Freire took the 196km stage from Civitanova Marche and Castelfidaro ahead of two Italians — Filippo Pozzato and Danilo Di Luca. Fabian Cancellara of CSC retained the overall lead ahead of Tuesday's final stage.

By Agence France Presse

Rabobank’s Oscar Freire won a sprint finish to the sixth and penultimate stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico race in Italy on Monday.

Freire took the 196km stage from Civitanova Marche and Castelfidaro ahead of two Italians — Filippo Pozzato and Danilo Di Luca.

Fabian Cancellara of CSC retained the overall lead ahead of Tuesday’s final stage.

Results

1. Oscar Freire (ESP/RAB) 196km in 4h46:45.
2. Filippo Pozzato (ITA/LIQ) ˆ

3. Danilo Di Luca (ITA/LPR)

4. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/QST)

5. Tadej Valjavec (SLO/A2R)

6. Thomas Lšvkvist (SWE/THR)

7. Emanuele Sella (ITA/CSF)

8. JosŽ Serpa (COL/SDA)

9. Nicklas Axelsson (SWE/SDA)

10. Markus Fothen (GER/GST