Pole wins cycling race in Italy
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish cyclist Michał Kwiatkowski won the weeklong Tirreno-Adriatico race in Italy as he kept the overall lead after the event’s final time-trial stage on Tuesday.
Polish cyclist Michał Kwiatkowski of Team Sky celebrates on the podium after retaining the overall leader's blue jersey following the 6th stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico 2018 cycling race on Monday. Photo: EPA/DARIO BELINGHERI
The Polish rider, a former world champion, beat Damiano Cruso of Italy by 24 seconds overall in the annual seven-stage race.
Britain’s Geraint Thomas finished the race third overall, 32 seconds behind Kwiatkowski.
The Pole placed 12th in the race’s seventh and last individual time-trial stage around San Benedetto del Tronto on Tuesday. He conceded 20 seconds to the winner, Australian Rohan Dennis, but increased his advantage over Cruso, his closest rival.