Pinotti: It's against all odds but Tirreno is not over until the fat lady sings

Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing) back in blue at Tirreno-Adriatico

Logic and consensus all point to Michal Kwiatkowski ( Team Sky ) sealing the Tirreno-Adriatico victory in Tuesday's 10km time trial but the history books will provide his chief rival Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing) with more than a shred of hope. The Team Sky rider will set off last in the San Benedetto time trial , rolling down the start ramp at 15:48 CET, two minutes after Caruso. The Pole holds a slim three-second lead over his BMC Racing rival, with Mikel Landa, Geraint Thomas, and Rigoberto Uran set to fight it out for the final step on the podium. To illustrate just how close the battle between Caruso and Kwiatkowski could be, the Team Sky rider attempted to pinch a two-second time bonus on stage 6. He was shut down by two BMC riders in Greg Van Avermaet and Patrick Bevin. Every second counts. Caruso, who has raced Tirreno-Adriatico ...

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