Caruso loses Tirreno-Adriatico lead in Filottrano

Damiano Caruso in blue during stage 5 at Tirreno-Adriatico

For the second time in Tirreno-Adriatico , Damiano Caruso lost the overall leader's blue jersey. The BMC rider dropped to second following the tough stage 5 finale into Filottrano and now sits three seconds off Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky). The Pole benefitting from the bonus seconds on the line. Caruso moved into the blue jersey following BMC's team time trial win and then handed the lead to teammate Paddy Bevin after stage 2. The Italian took back the jersey on stage 4 to Sarnano–Sassotetto, one second ahead Kwiatkowski. Although Caruso and Kwiatkowski both finished in the chase group seven seconds behind Adam Yates in Filottrano, third place for the Sky rider was enough to bump Caruso into second. The blue jersey changing shoulders after just one day once again in 2018. Despite losing the race lead, Caruso explained that he is not giving up on taking the overall win. "I am ...

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