Tirreno-Adriatico: Kittel Victorious On Stage 2 In Follonica

Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin)

Marcel Kittel got his first win of the season during stage 2 at Tirreno-Adriatico . Katusha-Alpecin gave him a perfect lead out in the crash-marred final circuit and set him up to take the bunch-sprint victory in Follonica ahead of world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo). "I've been waiting a long time for this victory now," Kittel said. "Since the beginning of the season not everything has always worked perfect, and we tried very hard, and finally we got this victory as a reward. I'm very happy. The team did a very good job today. I have to say a big, big thank you to everyone for helping me. I think this is a big boost for the whole group." The blue leader's jersey transferred from BMC Racing's Damiano Caruso to his teammate Patrick Bevin , who finished fifth on the day. Caruso is now in second ...

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