Tirreno-Adriatico 2013 Preview – Stage 3

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Tirreno-Adriatico heads south on 8th March, Friday to the Central Apennines for Saturday’s and Sunday’s stages; from Indicatore to Narni Scalo. There is only one categorized climb in the middle of the stage but the final 70 kilometers is a rolling route and can favor some late breakaway groups. If no breakaway succeeds, the stage is tailor-made for Peter Sagan to win. It can be hard for pure sprinters to hang on to the group considering how hard Cannondale managed to raise the tempo on the second stage.

Stage profile is quite similar to last years Stage 3, which was won by Edvald Boasson Hagen out-sprinting Andre Greipel and Peter Sagan. This was one year ago, and Sagan already proved himself as a notorious winner. The stage is very similar to the upcoming monument Milan – San Remo, so expect it to be even more hectic than Stage 2.