...then in the end someone else is usually happy. The last leg of the journey between the seas confirmed this once more. Before the final nine-kilometer individual time trial around San Benedetto del Tronto, Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing), Bradley Wiggins (Sky) and reigning time trial world champion Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) were the big favorites.
In the end, however, Adriano Malori (Movistar) thwarted them. The former Italian time trial champion, who already beat the clock at the Tour de San Luis earlier this year, clocked a time of 10:13 ahead of Cancellara, who needed six seconds more. Behind him, Wiggins took third place. Martin finished fourth.
A 29th place was enough for the Spaniard Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) to secure the overall victory at Tirreno-Adriatico. Second was the Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar) ahead of the Czech Roman Kreuziger (Tinkoff-Saxo).
1. Adriano Malori (Movistar) 10:13
2. Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) 00:06
3. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 00:11
4. Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) 00:15
5. Tom Dumoulin (Giant Shimano) 0:19
1. Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) 25:28:45
2. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) 0:02:05
3. Roman Kreuziger (Tinkoff saxo) 0:02:14
4. Jean Christophe Peraud (Ag2R-La Mondiale) 0:02:39
5. Julian Arredondo (Trek Factory Racing) 0:02:54