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"It is a WorldTour race, so there is a good level here," Wyss said. "It is nice to have a jersey and go on the podium."

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12.03.2015 @ 20:41 Posted by Andy Pedersen

BMC Racing Team's Danilo Wyss donned the King of the Mountains jersey Thursday at Tirreno-Adriatico after figuring in an early seven-man breakaway. Wyss earned the green jersey by winning both mountain sprints along the 153-kilometer route.

 

"The climbs were not so hard," Wyss said. "It was a few hard kilometers at the beginning of the stage - two times on the same climb. It was more of a sprint than a real mountain, I would say. I had to fight with Carlos Quintero (Colombia), but I got it."

 

The stage ended in a bunch won by Belgian national road champion Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal) while Adriano Malori (Movistar Team) held onto the overall lead he earned by winning Wednesday's Stage 1 individual time trial.

 

BMC Racing Team's Greg Van Avermaet and Daniel Oss stayed in the top 10, but each slipped one place - to fourth and seventh, respectively.

Wyss said this is the first time he has earned a mountains classification jersey in a professional career which started in 2008. He has been with the BMC Racing Team the entire time.

 

"It is a WorldTour race, so there is a good level here," Wyss said. "It is nice to have a jersey and go on the podium."

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