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March 15 update: Starting next Monday is Volta a Catalunya from Spain, the next WorldTour stage race. Lots of big names will be there including Alberto Contador, Ivan Basso, Igor Anton and Cadel Evans. Detailed profiles and interactive stage maps now posted.

Stage 7 results: Cancellara wins the ITT, Gesinks finishes 9th to move onto the podium for 2nd overall while Cadel Evans does enough to win the overall

12 Big Photos from Stage 7sirotti/rcs
Stage 7 results
1  Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek)           10:33
2  Lars Boom (Rabobank)                      + 0:09
3  Adriano Malori (Lampre-ISD)               + 0:19
4  Rick Flens (Rabobank)                     + 0:20
5  Bert Grabsch (HTC-Highroad)               + 0:22
6  Marco Pinotti (HTC-Highroad)              + 0:24
7  Sebastién Rosseler (RadioShack) 
8  Jonathan Castroviejo (Euskaltel-Euskadi)  + 0:25
9  Robert Gesink (Rabobank)                  + 0:27
10 Nick Nuyens (Saxo Bank)                   + 0:28

Final general classification
1  Cadel Evans (BMC)
2  Robert Gesink (Rabobank)                 + 0:11
3  Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD)            + 0:15
4  Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale)         + 0:24
5  Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale)    + 0:30
6  Marco Pinotti (HTC-Highroad)             + 0:39
7  Tiago Machado (RadioShack)               + 0:42
8  Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD)              + 0:50 
Full/Official Stage 7
Full/Official Final General
Cancellara crushes final Tirreno stage cyclingnews
Cadel Evans Post-Win Diary
Cadel Evans pakt eindzege in Tirreno-Adriatico
 Stage 7 Fabian Cancellara Highlights (01:29 restricted to U.S.) — universalsports
 Stage 7 Robert Gesink Highlights (01:36 restricted to U.S.) — universalsports
 Stage 7 Michele Scarponi Highlights (01:37 restricted to U.S.) — universalsports
 Stage 7 Cadel Evans and Podium Highlights (02:41 restricted to U.S.) — universalsports
12 Big Photos from Stage 7sirotti/rcs
Robert Gesink’s improved time trial almost snatches Tirreno-Adriatico victoryvelonation
Vacansoleil's Wout Poels climbs with the best in Tirreno-Adriaticovelonation
March 14 update: A flat individual time trial along the Adriatic coast starting and ending in San Benedetto del Tronto will determine whether Cadel Evans is in fact the final wearer of maglia azzurra this year. It should be a nice sunny day with no wind a strong crosswind. — Steve
Stage 7 Start Order and Timesbiciciclismo
Evans domina, ma ci ride su "Visto come sono magro?"

Stage 6: Cadel Evans times it right this year to win in Macerata and extends his overall lead

14 Big Photos from Stage 6 (more photos added) — sirotti/rcs
Stage 6 results
1  Cadel Evans (BMC)
2  Giovanni Visconti (Farnese Vini)
3  Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD)
4  Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas)
5  Ivan Basso (Liquigas)
6  Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil)
7  Stefano Garzelli (Acqua e Sapone)
8  Robert Gesink (Rabobank)

General classification after Stage 6
1  Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team      
2  Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD             + 00:09  
3  Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale            + 00:12 
4  Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team       + 00:15   
5  Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale       + 00:21  
6  Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD               + 00:24 
7  Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto       + 00:33 
Full/Official Stage 6
Full/Official General Classification after Stage
Evans da padrone
Evans mashes to stage win in Macerata cyclingnews
Evans wins T-A stage to consolidate overall leadvelonews
Evans conquers Tirreno-Adriatico with stage
14 Big Photos from Stage 6 (more photos added) — sirotti/rcs
 Stage 6 Highlights (03:22 restricted to U.S.) — universalsports
 Verslag (Flemish, restricted to Belgium?) — sporza
Lampre-ISD tried everything to beat Cadel Evans but failedvelonation
March 13 update: Stage 6 is another choppy route where we'll start near the high point on the day in Ussita. From there, we'll head north for a hilly ride in the beautiful Macerata province before looping south for the uphill finish in the capital with the same name after doing several circuits.

Macerata also hosted last year's stage 6 finish. Mikhail Ignatiev of Katusha was in a 12 man before he attacked with 8 km to go and he survived to the finish on the hilltop climb into the center of Macerata which the riders will do three times before finishing in Piazza della Liberta. (Madonna del Monte is 1.5 km long with a 9.4% gradient and a maximum of 16%.) Among the GC contenders, Stefano Garzelli pipped Cadel Evans at the line for second with a much better bike throw (photo above) that was key to Garzelli winning the overall race last year. This year, Cadel Evans is leading the race and with this uphill finish on Monday and a final day individual time-trial, his chances of winning the overall look very good. — Steve
Big Photos from last yr's stage 6 that also finished in Maceratasirotti
Ivan Basso: Tirreno-Adriatico finale too shortvelonews

Last 15 Km Profile

In Diretta: Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

March 7 update: A work in progress. Check back at race time for the latest live links and feel free to send in additional sources for live video or tv coverage as they become known. — Steve
media source tv or internet comments/restrictions
   live video (italian) Italy and Worldwide; every stage starting at 15:00 CET
   live video (restricted)
   live video (unrestricted)
   live video (unrestricted)
  tv schedule
Italy; First option is restricted to Italy, other options may be accessible worldwide; Live feed starts between 14:15-15:00 CET on RAI Sport 2; Sunday's stage will be on RAI Tre at 15:05 CET.
   live video ($)
  tv schedule (see comments)
United States, Canada and surrounding US territories; Details not available yet. Last year, TV rebroadcasts at noon & twice nightly at 9 PM ET and 11 PM ET. Universal Sports TV Channel. Find Universal Sports TV in your area.
eurosport    live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (french)
   internet audio
  tv schedule
Europe; Live weekday on Eurosport 2 at 14:00 BST (15:00 CET) and delayed on Eurosport. Delayed video for weekend stages.
sporza    live video (flemish)
   live video (restricted)
  tv schedule
Sporza; stage 1 delayed at 16:00 CET (after Paris-Nice)
   live video (spanish)
  tv schedule
Spanish; restricted
 live text updates IT
live text updates EN
Italian; official source for race updates
live text updates ES
live text updates EN
The Spanish website Biciciclismo will have the latest race updates in Spanish
 steephill text updates
 #tirreno twitter group
short text updates from any and everyone
check back at race time for more and updated links; email send a comment or a new live link

Stage 5 rsults: Philippe Gilbert wins the mountain stage while Cadel Evans becomes the new race leader in the tight gc battle

17 Big Photos from Stage 5sirotti/rcs
Stage 5 results
1  Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto       6:43:23   
2  Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM      
3  Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD      
4  Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team      
5  Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team      
6  Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team      
7  Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack             + 00:02   
8  Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD

General classification after Stage 5
1  Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team      
2  Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale            + 00:02   
3  Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD               + 00:03   
4  Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD             + 00:05   
5  Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team      
6  Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale       + 00:12   
7  Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto       + 00:23   
8  Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling            + 00:27  
Full/Official Stage 5
Full/Official General Classification after Stage
Tirreno, colpo Gilbert Evans è il nuovo
Gilbert snags stage 5 victory in final dash cyclingnews
17 Big Photos from Stage 5sirotti/rcs
March 12 update: Another long 240 km stage coming your way as the riders prep for the classics; this one considered the mountain stage of this year's Tirreno-Adriatico with over 3000m of climbing.

The day will start out flat from the stage 4 finish in Chieti and continue north along the flat Adriatic coast. At km 80, the race heads inland to re-enter the Appennino range for the highest mountain of this year's Tirreno-Adriatico. This year's Cima Coppi, like 2010, is Sasso Tetto (Santa Maria Maddalena el. 1455 m). That's a pretty big climb for this time of year, but the descent is the kicker; it's technical and last year it was strewn with gravel as Jose Serpa (photo above) found out.

The troubles aren't over after the descent as the peloton heads, through last year's finish in Camerino, the route gets very choppy. In Camerino, the race will climb the Madonna delle Carceri Wall, 2 km featuring gradients greater than 20% at the base. In the finish host just north in Castelraimondo, a small medieval village in the Macerata province, the peloton will do a rolling/hilly 27 km circuit with a downhill finish then a modest rise in the last km . This stage will make 480 km of racing in two days. — Steve
Big Photos from last yr's Chieti to Colmurano Stage ft. Sasso Tetto & the Wall in Camerinosirotti

Last 12 Km

Stage 4 results: Last year's Chieti winner, Michele Scarponi, repeats on the tough finishing climb

14 Big Photos from Stage 4sirotti/rcs
Stage 4 results
1  Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD)       6:10:59
2  Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD)
3  Cadel Evans (BMC) 
4  Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale)     + 0:02
5  Danilo di Luca (Katusha)             + 0:06
6  Robert Gesink (Rabobank)             + 0:12
7  Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R).
8  Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Canondale)

General classification after Stage 4
1. Robert Gesink (Rabobank)           16:35:10	
2  Cadel Evans (BMC)                    + 0:10
3  Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD)        + 0:25
Full/Official Stage 4
Full/Official General Classification after Stage
Tirreno-Adriatico, 4/a tappa Colpo Scarponi, Gesink
Scarponi strikes in Chieti cyclingnews
 Scarponi perfetto a Chieti "Che intesa con Cunego"
14 Big Photos from Stage 4sirotti/rcs
 Stage 4 Highlights (03:24 restricted to U.S.) — universalsports
... more to come... March 11 update: We're in Umbria now where we'll start in Narni. This area has some rich Roman history, but is now famous for the annual Festival del Turismo e della Gastronomia. Modern times are so much more civil in Italy.

Stage 4 is a long 240 km which crosses the Apennines Mountains and continues west to Adriatic Sea. The route will pass through Terni and L’Aquila, the center of the April 6, 2009 earthquake. The last 50 kms are nothing but up and down. Expect a break shortly followed by a select GC group to reach the outskirts of Chieti preparing for the uphill finish with sections of 14, 15 and even 19%. Last year, Michele Scarponi won the steep uphill, cobbled finish (above photo). There will be new race leader in Blue on Saturday afternoon. — Steve
Tirreno-Adriatico 2010 Stage 4 finish in Chietisirotti

Last 12 Km:

Stage 3 results: Juan José Haedo (Saxo Bank) slingshots around Tyler Farrar after roundabouts string out the field

16 Big Photos from Stage 3sirotti/rcs
Stage 3 results
1  Juan José Haedo (Saxo Bank)
2  Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervélo)
3  Daniel Oss (Liquigas)
4  Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD)
5  Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad)

General classification after Stage 3
1  Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervélo)
Full/Official Stage 3
Full/Official General Classification after Stage
JJ Haedo sprints to victory in Perugia cyclingnews
Tirreno-Adriatico, 3/a tappa Haedo batte Farrar e
Haedo spurt net iets sneller dan Farrar
 Last Km (working?, flemish) — sporza
16 Big Photos from Stage 3sirotti/rcs
 Stage 3 Highlights (02:51 restricted to U.S.) — universalsports
... more to come... Few seconds before stage 3 start / Pochi istanti prima della ... on Twitpic March 10 update: Stage 3 continues to head southeast in what will likely be the final sprint stage. From the start in Terranuova Bracciolini the race heads to Arezzo and then south along the shores of Castiglione del lago () There is only one GPM situated 25 km from the finish. Following the GPM near Perugia, a short descent and a long succession of flat brings the peloton into downtown Perugia near the Stadium. The finish will be along wide and straight avenues interrupted only by roundabouts. See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable. — Steve

Stage 2 results: Tyler Farrar wins the mass sprint and is the new race leader

14 Big Photos from the Stage 2sirotti/rcs
Stage 2 results
1  Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervélo)
2  Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD)

General classification after Stage 2
1  Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervélo)
Full/Official Stage 2
Full/Official General Classification after Stage
Farrar finds gold at the end of the rainbow cyclingnews
Tirreno-Adriatico, 2/a tappa Colpo doppio di
Farrar rondt het ploegenspel van Garmin
 Last Km (flemish) — sporza
14 Big Photos from the Stage 2sirotti/rcs
 Stage 2 Last 5 Kms (08:54 italian) —
 Stage 2 Highlights (03:13 restricted to U.S.) — universalsports
Farrar, prove di Sanremo Petacchi: "Ma io sto proprio bene"
More stage 2
March 8 update: Starting from the coast, stage 1 will head southeast nicely avoiding the mountains around Lucca before continuing past Florence for the finish in Indicatore. This will be a day for the pure sprinters. We know Andre Greipel won't win this stage because he abandoned the race are the team time trial. See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable. — Steve

Stage 1 TTT results: First down the ramp, Rabobank, wins at the end of the day

16 Big Photos from the Stage 1 TTTsirotti/rcs
Stage 1 results
1  Rabobank                18:08
2  Garmin- Cervélo        + 0:09
3  HTC-Highroad           + 0:10
4  Saxo Bank-Sungard      + 0:11
5  Liquigas-Cannondale    + 0:22
6  BMC                    + 0:26
7  Leopard-Trek           + 0:29
8  RadioShack             + 0:30
9  Sky                    + 0:33
10 Lampre-ISD             + 0:37
11 Omega Pharma-Lotto     + 0:41
12 Acqua e Sapone         + 0:47
13 Vacansoleil-DCM        + 0:51
14 Astana
15 Movistar Team
16 Katusha                + 0:53
17 Farnese Vini           + 0:55
18 AG2R                   + 0:57
19 Quick Step             + 1:08
20 Euskaltel-Euskadi      + 1:13

General classification after Stage 1
1  Lars Boom (Rabobank)
Rabobank dominant in Tirreno-Adriatico team time trial cyclingnews
Boom alla Tirreno-Adriatico Rabobank prima
Winner Highlights (01:56 english) — universalsports
HTC-Highroad Highlights (01:27 english) — universalsports
16 Big Photos from the Stage 1 TTTsirotti/rcs
March 8 update: In the spirit the Giro d'Itala, this year's Tirreno-Adriatico kicks off with a team time trial. It's a flat, non-technical, out & back 16.8 km course along the shores of Marina di Carrara
12 Pre-Race Photossirotti
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable. — Steve

Pre-race Press Conference

The big names ready to unload in Marina di Carrara for this year's race
March 8 update:
12 Big Photos from the Deboarding and Press Conferencesirotti
Official startlist with bib

Race Previews

Big Photos from 2010sirotti
March 7/8 update:
Tirreno-Adriatico preview: Two seas and many ways to winvelonews
Paris-Nice vs. Tirreno-Adriatico: No Contest?podiumcafe
Tirreno-Adriatico attracts the top sprinters despite offering few opportunitiesvelonation
 2010 Highlights (02:20 music)
 2011 Promo (01:13) —
Boasson Hagen sets sights on Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo cyclingnews
Farnese-Vini Neri-Sottoli ambitious ahead of Tirreno Adriaticovelonation
Tirreno-Adriatico 2011: Who will win?
Official startlist with bib
 Tirreno-Adriatico al via Basso e Garzelli

February 28 update:
Basso looks ahead to Tirreno and Contador duelvelonation

46th Edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico has been launched (PRESS RELEASE)

February 8 update: Marina di Carrara, 8th February 2011 – The Tirreno -Adriatico 2011 (scheduled from 9th to 15th March) was presented today in Marina di Carrara, the town in Tuscany that will host the first stage.

Seven stages will give an opportunity for every type of rider, from chronomen to sprinters, climbers to"finisseur". There will be a 16.8 km team time trial along the coastline in Marina di Carrara, two fast stages (Carrara - Indicatore-Arezzo and Terranuova Bracciolini - Perugia). As per tradition of this race, there will a lot of chances for consistent climbers with two very long stages of 240 km each, from Narni to Chieti and from Chieti to Castelraimondo which includes climbing the Sassotetto, "Cima Coppi" of this Tirreno-Adriatico.

A very challenging arrival will follow in the sixth stage, from Ussita to Macerata, where racers will climb the Madonna del Monte three times with the finish climb (18% maximum) set on the edge of the historical town center.

In the end, a short single time trial (9.3 km) will take place on the coast road in San Benedetto del Tronto.

"We tried to design a very varied Tirreno-Adriatico to leave space for any type of racer" explained Mr. Mauro Vegni, Director Operations RCS Sport. "It is a very competitive edition and it will be a great time for me to evaluate the most talented bikers during the time trials and will provide the right basis for those who aim at a Milano-sanremo win, on the next 19th March" commented Paolo Bettini, Coach of the Italian National Team.

"It is a great honour for my town to host the initial stage of the 2011 Tirreno-Adriatico and I will take personal responsibility to assure that Marina di Carrara give maximum support to this charming sport event" said Mr. Angelo Zubbani, Mayor of Carrara.

The group of athletes (Alessandro Petacchi, Danilo Napolitano, Alessandro Vanotti, Daniel Oss, Elia Favilli and Pierpaolo De Negri) attending the presentation was also very enthusiastic and provided evidence of their intentions and aims.

Stefano Garzelli, winner of 2010 Tirreno-Adriatico, was also due to the event, but was forced to Spain (where he lives) due to a flight delay. However, he took his chance to cheer the audience and let everybody know that he aims at a second win of the "Corsa dei Due Mari".

The event ended a moving remembrance of ex national coach Franco Ballerini, as a school girl from Carrara asked the Mayor to dedicate a town garden to “Ballerini the gentleman Coach”. — press release

See mini profiles right and scroll down for the list of teams. More to come...

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