Campenaerts places 2nd at Tirreno-Adriatico ITT, Meintjes 12th overall.

The 2020 Tirreno-Adriatico reached its conclusion today with Filippo Ganna (Ineos) winning the final stage individual time trial. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) won the race overall.

NTT Pro Cycling rode away from the Tirreno-Adriatico after a number of promising performances during the week.

Louis Meintjes started showing signs that he is well on his way to getting back to his best. The South African climber attacked the peloton on stage 4 and spent over 40km out front in the mountains, before being reeled in on the final climb of the day and finished just outside of the top 20.

Amanuel Gebreigzabhier, Samuele Battistella and Victor Campenaerts also all spent stages on the attack, with Gebreigzabhier putting in a particularly impressive performance on stage 5, to ride across a 3-minute gap and then be the final rider to be caught on the summit finishing climb.

Meintjes continued to go toe-to-toe with the GC favourites for the remainder of the race, placing 10th on stage 4 and gradually climbed the overall classification to eventually ride away with 12th place on GC after the final stage.

Victor Campenaerts gave NTT Pro Cycling it’s best stage result of the week, on the final day of racing when he finished 2nd during the stage 8 individual time trial, 18 seconds behind the stage winner, Ganna.

Enrico Gasparotto, Carlos Barbero and Benjamin Dyball supported the team well throughout the week.