Linus Gerdermann of Team Milram sped first to finish at the Tirreno-Adriatico’s opener on Wednesday. It was a 148-kilometer stage travelling from Livorno to Rosignano Solvay in Italy. Gerdermann bested Pablo Lastras of Caisss d’Epargne who came in second and Matti Breschel of Saxo Bank who got the third place.
Team Milram’s director Christian Henn proudly shares the outstanding moment for the team’s effort, “We continued to attack at the decisive moment, which made our chance for the victory possible. Linus was very attentive and won the stage for us very cleverly. All in all, it was a very hard and strenuous day for everyone in the field. The temperatures were only between three and six degrees, it rained at the start and the streets were wet the whole way.”
Dimitri Grabovsky of ISD-Neri did a one-man breakaway with 15km to go. Milram also did some attacks and counter-attacks near the finish. The team also caught up Terpstra and Urtasun when they were just over 1km to go.
Luca Paolini of Acqua & Sapone came in fourth and Tyler Farrar of Garmin-Transitions came in seventh.