FOLLONICA, Italy: Pascal Ackermann of Germany made it two wins out of two on the Tirreno-Adriatico by sprinting to victory within the second stage on Tuesday.
Ackermann, who rides for BoraHansgrohe, edged Fernando Gaviria by lower than half a wheel the day before today and he did the identical on the end line at Follonica with one other completely timed dash.
Rick Zabel was third on the finish of the 201-kilometer (125-mile) route from Camaiore.
Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Vincenzo Nibali headline a powerful discipline on the race, which was rearranged from March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wednesdays third stage is an undulating 217-kilometer (135-mile) route from Follonica to Saturnia.
The race ends on Monday with a person time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto.
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