Kwiatkowski wins Tirreno-Adriatico ahead of Milan-San Remo

Team Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski won the overall Tirreno-Adriatico title after the 10km seventh and final stage individual time-trial finished in Italy today.

Rome: German sprinter Marcel Kittel claimed his second stage win in this year's Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race, edging triple world champion Peter Sagan in a crash-marred sixth stage to Fano on Monday.

Welsh rider Thomas is overall fourth, 29 seconds behind teammate Kwiatkowski who has a three-second lead on Italian Caruso of BMC Racing with Spaniard Mikel Landa of Movistar 23 seconds off the pace in third.

"I don't actually know the final result, just that I won, and that's all that matters", Kwiatkowski said.

Caruso held on to second overall ahead of Team Sky's Geraint Thomas, whose time of 11mins 37 secs earned him a podium place, 32 seconds adrift of his team-mate.

"I had to go with lower tire pressure".

Australian Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) was the fastest on the 10-km course around San Benedetto Del Tronto as he set off in dry conditions, unlike the top favourites, to clock 11 minutes 14 seconds.

"To be honest I was nervous about it", Dennis said.

LottoNL-Jumbo's Jos van Emden was second on the stage, four seconds behind Dennis, with Team Sky's Jonathan Castroviejo a further four seconds back in third.

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