2008 Tirreno–Adriatico

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2008 Tirreno–Adriatico
Race details
Dates March 12–March 18
Stages 7
Distance 1,122 km (697.2 mi)
Winning time 28h 08' 21" (39.87 km/h or 24.77 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) (Team CSC)
Second  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) (Barloworld)
Third  Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) (Team High Road)

Points  Óscar Freire (ESP) (Rabobank (cycling))
Mountains  Lloyd Mondory (FRA) (Ag2r-La Mondiale)
Youth  Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) (Team High Road)
Team Team High Road
2007
2009

The 2008 Tirreno–Adriatico, the 43rd running of the race, took place from March 12 to March 18, 2008. The race started in Civitavecchia and ended in San Benedetto del Tronto.

Stages[edit]

Stage 1 - March 12, 2008: Civitavecchia > Civitavecchia, 160 km[edit]

Stage 1 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 4h 10' 01"
2  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Team Milram s.t.
3  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne s.t.
4  Erik Zabel (GER) Team Milram s.t.
5  Baden Cooke (AUS) Barloworld s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 4h 09' 51"
2  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Team Milram +4"
3  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne +6"
4  Mikhail Ignatiev (RUS) Tinkoff Credit Systems +7"
5  Yuriy Krivtsov (UKR) Ag2r-La Mondiale +8"

Stage 2 - March 13, 2008: Civitavecchia > Gubbio, 203 km[edit]

Stage 2 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Raffaele Illiano (ITA) Serramenti Diquigiovanni 5h 01' 10"
2  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Barloworld s.t
3  Niklas Axelsson (SWE) Serramenti Diquigiovanni + 3"
4  Linus Gerdemann (GER) Team High Road + 9"
5  Riccardo Riccò (ITA) Saunier Duval-Scott + 17"
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Barloworld 9h 11' 05"
2  Niklas Axelsson (SWE) Serramenti Diquigiovanni + 2"
3  Linus Gerdemann (GER) Team High Road + 6"
4  Riccardo Riccò (ITA) Saunier Duval-Scott + 23"
5  Eros Capecchi (ITA) Saunier Duval-Scott s.t

Stage 3 - March 14, 2008: Gubbio > Montelupone, 195 km[edit]

Stage 3 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 4h 49' 59"
2  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) L.P.R. Brakes + 12"
3  Niklas Axelsson (SWE) Serramenti Diquigiovanni s.t.
4  Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) Team High Road s.t.
5  Leonardo Piepoli (ITA) Saunier Duval-Scott + 17"
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1  Niklas Axelsson (SWE) Serramenti Diquigiovanni 13h 56' 14"
2  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Barloworld + 10"
3  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 18"
4  Linus Gerdemann (GER) Team High Road + 24"
5  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) L.P.R. Brakes + 32"

Stage 4 - March 15, 2008: Porto Recanati > Civitanova Marche, 166 km[edit]

Stage 4 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) Milram 3h 59' 58"
2  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank s.t.
3  Filippo Pozzato (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
4  Gerald Ciolek (GER) Team High Road s.t.
5  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1  Niklas Axelsson (SWE) Serramenti Diquigiovanni 17h 56' 12"
2  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Barloworld + 10"
3  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 18"
4  Linus Gerdemann (GER) Team High Road + 24"
5  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) L.P.R. Brakes + 32"

Stage 5 - March 16, 2008: Macerata > Recanati, 26 km ITT[edit]

Stage 5 results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC 33' 41"
2  David Zabriskie (USA) Slipstream-Chipotle + 22"
3  Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) Team High Road + 52"
4  Markus Fothen (GER) Gerolsteiner + 56"
5  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Barloworld + 1' 00"
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC 18h 30' 47"
2  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Barloworld + 16"
3  Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) Team High Road + 40"
4  Linus Gerdemann (GER) Team High Road + 46"
5  Markus Fothen (GER) Gerolsteiner + 53"

Stage 6 - March 17, 2008: Civitanova Marche > Castelfidardo, 196 km[edit]

Stage 6 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 4h 46' 44"
2  Filippo Pozzato (ITA) Liquigas s.t.
3  Danilo Di Luca (ITA) L.P.R. Brakes s.t.
4  Giovanni Visconti (ITA) Quick Step s.t.
5  Tadej Valjavec (SLO) Ag2r-La Mondiale s.t.
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC 23h 17' 31"
2  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Barloworld + 16"
3  Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) Team High Road + 40"
4  Markus Fothen (GER) Gerolsteiner + 53"
5  Niklas Axelsson (SWE) Serramenti Diquigiovanni + 1' 32"

Stage 7 - March 18, 2008: San Benedetto del Tronto > San Benedetto del Tronto, 176 km[edit]

Stage 7 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Liquigas 4h 50' 50"
2  Danilo Napolitano (ITA) Lampre s.t.
3  Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team High Road s.t.
4  Robbie McEwen (AUS) Silence-Lotto S.t.
5  Danilo Hondo (ITA) Serramenti Diquigiovanni s.t.
General Classification after Stage 7
Cyclist Team Time
1  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC 28h 08' 21"
2  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Barloworld + 16"
3  Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) Team High Road + 40"
4  Markus Fothen (GER) Gerolsteiner + 53"
5  Niklas Axelsson (SWE) Serramenti Diquigiovanni + 1' 32"


Jersey progress[edit]

Stage
(Winner)
General Classification Points Classification Mountains Classification Young Rider Classification Team Classification
0Stage 1
(Óscar Freire)
Óscar Freire Óscar Freire Yuriy Krivtsov José Joaquín Rojas Rabobank
0Stage 2
(Raffaele Illiano)
Enrico Gasparotto Raffaele Illiano Niklas Axelsson Riccardo Riccò Ag2r-La Mondiale
0Stage 3
(Joaquim Rodríguez)
Niklas Axelsson Enrico Gasparotto Lloyd Mondory Thomas Lövkvist Serramenti Diquigiovanni
0Stage 4
(Alessandro Petacchi)
0Stage 5
(Fabian Cancellara)
Fabian Cancellara Team High Road
0Stage 6
(Óscar Freire)
Óscar Freire Juan José Oroz
0Stage 7
(Francesco Chicchi)
Lloyd Mondory
0Final
Fabian Cancellara Óscar Freire Lloyd Mondory Thomas Lövkvist Team High Road
Jersey wearers when one rider is leading two or more competitions

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