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Cycling: Sagan wins stage, Kwiatkowski takes Tirreno lead

Slovakian Peter Sagan produced a late burst of power to claim victory in the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico on Friday, with Michal Kwiatkowski taking the overall lead from Mark Cavendish. Sagan, of the Cannondale team, finished several bike lengths ahead of Kwiatkowski and Australian Simon Clarke on a slightly uphill finish in Arezzo after 210km of racing from Cascina. Pole Kwiatkowski, of Omega-Pharma, now leads Colombian teammate Rigoberto Uran in the overall standings by 10sec with Orica-GreenEdge rider Clarke third at 13sec.

Cycling: Tirreno-Adriatico results

Results from the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico, the 166km from San Vincenzo to Cascina, on Thursday: 1. Matteo Pelucchi (ITA/IAM)3hr 56min 12sec, 2. Arnaud Demare (FRA/FDJ.fr) same time, 3. Andre Greipel (GER/Lotto) s.t., 4. Sam Bennett (IRL/Nettapp), 5. Peter Sagan (SVK/Cannondale), 6. Davide Appollonio (ITA/AG2R), 7. Filippo Fortin (ITA/Bardiani), 8. Sasha Modolo (ITA/Lampre), 9. Tony Hurel (FRA/Europcar), 10. Kristian Sbaragli (ITA/MTN) all same time Overall

Cycling: Pelucchi wins stage, 'Cav' still in Tirreno lead

Italian Matteo Pelucchi pipped French spinter Arnaud Demarre to win the second stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, with Mark Cavendish retaining the overall lead of the Italian stage race Thursday. eba/jd/bc

Cycling: Cavendish leads after Omega win Tirreno team time-trial

British sprint king Mark Cavendish is the early leader of the Tirreno-Adriatico race after his Omega-Pharma team won the opening stage team time-trial on Wednesday. Omega finished the 18.5km time-trial from Donoratico to San Vincenzo in 20min 13sec, 11sec ahead of Orica Greenedge with Movistar a further seven seconds back. The Sky team of 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins were a disappointing sixth, 27sec off the pace.

Cycling: Tirreno-Adriatico team time-trial results

Results from the first stage 18.5km team time-trial from Donoratico to San Vincenzo on Wednesday: 1. Omega Pharma 20min 13sec, 2. Orica at 11sec, 3. Movistar 18, 4. Tinkoff-Saxo 24, 5. Cannondale 26, 6. Sky 27, 7. Lotto 28, 8. Trek 36, 9. Belkin 37, 10. FDJ.fr 43 afp

Cycling: Cavendish leads after Omega win Tirreno team time-trial

British sprint king Mark Cavendish is the early leader of the Tirreno-Adriatico race after his Omega-Pharma team won the opening stage team time-trial on Wednesday. Omega finished the 18.5km time-trail from Donoratico to San Vincenzo in 20min 13sec, 11sec ahead of Orica Greenedge with Movistar a further seven seconds back. The Sky team of 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins were a disappointing sixth, 27sec off the pace. Cavendish's team-mates Michal Kwiatowski and Rigoberto Uran Uran are second and third respectively. eba/fbx/bc/ak

Cycling: Cavendish leads after Omega win Tirreno team time-trial

British sprint king Mark Cavendish is the early leader of the Tirreno-Adriatico race after his Omega-Pharma team won the opening stage team time-trial on Wednesday. Omega finished the 18.5km time-trail from Donoratico to San Vincenzo in 20min 13sec, 11sec ahead of Orica Greenedge with Movistar a further seven seconds back. The Sky team of 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins were a disappointing sixth, 27sec off the pace. Cavendish's team-mates Michal Kwiatowski and Rigoberto Uran Uran are second and third respectively. eba/fbx/bc/ak

Cycling: Paris-Nice stage three results

Results and standings after the Paris-Nice 180km third stage from Toucy to Magny-Cours on Tuesday: 1. John Degenkolb (GER/Giant) 4hr 27min 26sec, 2. Matthew Goss (AUS/ORI) same time, 3. Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) s.t., 4. Borut Bozic (SLO/AST) s.t., 5. Tom Boonen (BEL/OPQ) s.t., 6. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) s.t., 7. Nacer Bouhanni (FRA/FDJ) s.t., 8. Thor Hushovd (NOR/BMC) s.t., 9. Gert Steegmans (BEL/OPQ) s.t., 10. Moreno Hofland (NED/BKN) s.t. Selected others:

Cycling: Paris-Nice stage one results

Results from the 162.5km first stage of the Paris-Nice stage race around Mantes-la-Jolie on Sunday: Stage one: 1. Nacer Bouhanni (FRA/FDJ.fr), 3h 53min 01sec, 2. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) same time, 3. Gianni Meersman (BEL/OPQ) s.t., 4. Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) s.t., 5. Tyler Farrar (USA/GRM) s.t., 6. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) s.t., 7. Luca Wackermann (ITA/LAM) s.t., 8. Fabio Felline (ITA/TRE) s.t., 9. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) s.t., 10. Francesco Gavazzi (ITA/AST) s.t. Overall standings (taking into account time bonuses):

Cycling: Paris-Nice stage one results

Results from the 162.5km first stage of the Paris-Nice stage race around Mantes-la-Jolie on Sunday: Stage one: 1. Nacer Bouhanni (FRA/FDJ.fr), 3h 53min 01sec, 2. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) same time, 3. Gianni Meersman (BEL/OPQ) s.t., 4. Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) s.t., 5. Tyler Farrar (USA/GRM) s.t., 6. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) s.t., 7. Luca Wackermann (ITA/LAM) s.t., 8. Fabio Felline (ITA/TRE) s.t., 9. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) s.t., 10. Francesco Gavazzi (ITA/AST) s.t. Selected others:
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