Caruso takes heart from holding second overall at Tirreno-Adriatico

Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing)

Damiano Caruso ( BMC Racing ) dug deep to try to gain three seconds on Michal Kwiatkowski ( Team Sky ) in the final 10km time trial at Tirreno-Adriatico , but when the clock was stopped and the final classification confirmed, the 30-year-old Sicilian had to be content with second place, having held off Geraint Thomas to stop a Team Sky one-two. Caruso set a time of 11:55, but Kwiatkowski was significantly faster in 11:34, ensuring the overall victory and the winner's trident trophy by 24 seconds. Caruso could take heart from holding off Thomas, who moved past Mikel Landa (Movistar) to complete the 2018 podium, eight seconds down on Caruso. "I think this is a really good result for me. Everyone knows the story of this week and how the race went. I'm happy," Caruso said. "I know that Michal Kwiatkowski is really strong in time trials; I knew ...

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