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The Slovenian beat van Aert by 1:03 in the final classification, also claiming the best young rider’s jersey and the mountains jersey in the process.

“That’s it! Finished the perfect week in super hard race with good TT. Thank you, UAE Team Emirates for all the help and support. We won Tirreno-Adriatico! Now finally some rest and home time,” Pogačar wrote on his Instagram account.

Wout van Aert managed to take a second-stage win of the race. However, he had to settle for second place overall. His victory was still impressive though, as he beat the European TT champion Stefan Küng and the world champion Filippo Ganna on the last day. Tadej Pogačar finished fourth.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2021: Stage Seven Results

1. Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) – 11:06

2. Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) + 6s

3. Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) + 11s

4. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) + 12s

5. Benjamin Thomas (Groupama-FDJ) + 16s

6. Alberto Bettiol (EF Education-Nippo) + 18s

7. João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) + 24s

8. Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) + 26s

9. Michael Hepburn (Team BikeExchange) + 27s

10. Tobias Ludvigsson (Groupama-FDJ) + 28s

Final General Classification

1. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) – 26:36:17

2. Wout van Aert (Team Junbo-Visma) + 1:03

3. Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) + 3:57

4. Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) + 4:13

5. Matteo Fabbro (Bora-Hangrohe) + 4:37

6. João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) + 4:54

7. Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) + 5:00

8. Romain Bardet (Team DSM) + 5:50

9. Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) + 6:30

10. Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) + 7:45