Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara of the CSC team held on to win the 43rd edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico following Tuesday's seventh and final stage.
Italian Francesco Chicchi of Liquigas won the 176km run around San Benedetto del Tronto.
The 26-year-old Swiss, the current double world time-trial champion, kept hold of the leader's blue jersey and set himself up as one of the favourites for Saturday's Milan-San Remo.
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