Van Avermaet outsprints Sagan to take Tirreno lead

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MILAN: BMC rider Greg Van Avermaet outsprinted world champion Peter Sagan on his way to stage six triumph and the overall lead of Tirreno-Adriatico on the penultimate day of racing on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). Sagan, one of several riders racing at Tirreno with one eye on next week’s Milan-San Remo one-day classic, finished second, with former world champion Michal Kwiatkowski in third. Van Avermaet now leads Stybar by 07secs in the general classification and Tinkoff team rider Sagan by 8 ahead of Tuesday’s seventh and final stage – a 10.1 km time trial around San Benedetto del Tronto.

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