Race: Tirreno-Adriatico, stage 6
Start/Finish: Ascoli Piceno/Civitanova Marche
Civitanova, Italy — Joonas Henttala put himself in the breakaway at Tirreno Adriatico on Monday, attacking from the start with seven other riders on the next to last day of the Italian World Tour stage race.
Henttala and his breakaway companions attacked for different reasons, as four riders from the leading group represented competing pairs from two teams in pursuit of valuable points in the mountain jersey competition. The rider from Finland in his fifth season as a professional was seeking the finish line on a rare day when an escape might possibly stay away to the end.
With a maximum advantage of three minutes on a twisting road through the region of Marche after a festive depart from the scenic town of Ascoli Piceno, Henttala and his companions found themselves stopped by the race jury after more than 100km in order to allow the chasing peloton to make up lost time when the bunch was delayed temporarily by a passenger train crossing the race route.
Once back underway the infighting between the two teams in Henttala’s group kept the rivals from full devotion to the breakaway’s chances, and the Team Novo Nordisk rider found …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk