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In Pogacar’s absence, Ayuso steps up at Tirreno-Adriatico to take on Vingegaard

Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) wins stage 1 at Tirreno-Adriatico

Juan Ayuso wasn’t invited to the pre-Tirreno-Adriatico big names photo opportunity but quickly showed his GC contender status and intentions for the seven-day race, and stole a march on his major rival Jonas Vinggaard, by winning the opening time trial along the Lido di Camaiore seafront.  

Ayuso beat a still convalescent Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) by one second and gained 22 seconds on the double Tour de France winner, 24 on Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) and even more on the other GC contender.

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