Jasper Philipsen opens season account with victory on stage two of Tirreno-Adriatico

"Sprinting is my talent," says Belgian after comfortable win in Follonica

Jasper Philipsen in a denim cycling jersey
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Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) opened his season tally on Tuesday afternoon, sprinting to victory on stage two of Tirreno-Adriatico

The Belgian was one of the first riders through a sharp right-hand turn with 300m to go. He opened up his sprint shortly after, and won by a comfortable margin in Follonica ahead of Tim Merlier (Soudal Quick-Step) and Axel Zingle (Cofidis). 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.