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Action from the mountaintop finish at Prati di Tivo (14.5 km at 7.1%) during Stage 5 on Sunday. Chris Horner, Roman Kreuziger and Vincenzo Nibali... that's the order of appearance in this photo and that's the general classification after St 5.
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News and Updates for Tirreno-Adriatico 2012

March 7 update:
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Full/Official Stage 7 Results and Final General Classificationgazzetta
Nibali triumphs at Tirreno-Adriatico (full results) — cyclingnews
Cancellara wins Tirreno TT; Nibali tops Horner in final overall velonews
Nibali turns focus to Tour de France bid velonews
Nibali snatches last-gasp Tirreno-Adriatico victory in San Benedetto time trial velonation
Nibali snoept Horner nog eindzege Tirreno af
No regrets for Horner after second place at Tirreno velonews
Nibali conquista la Tirreno E adesso marcia su
Meyer finishes strongly in Italy; Evans comments on 32nd overall
12 Big Photos from Stage 7 ITT (more photos added)sirotti/rcs
 Chris Horner: ‘Tactically I think we rode a brilliant race’ (02:16 English) — velonews
March 12 update: This is about the easiest time trial course you'll could ever ask for; it's basically a flat, out and back 9.3 km course on the San Benedetto del Tronto shoreline. Other than the first km and the turn around, this course is literally straightforward. It's all about pure power so surely Fabian Cancellara will win it, but the GC is where the real battle will be fought.

After six stages, the podium for this year's the race is decided and the now time trial will settle the order. Only six seconds separate the top three riders: Chris Horner (RadioShack-Nissan), Roman Kreuziger (Astana) and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) so there should be a thrilling conclusion to Tirreno-Adriatico 2012. See the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve
Stage 7 Start Order and Times (CET - subtract 5 hrs for EDT/ 8 hrs for PDT) — gazzetta
Horner on the verge of Tirreno-Adriatico victory cyclingnews
Horner, Kreuziger and Nibali weigh in on three-way race of truth for Tirreno-Adriatico titlevelonews

Stage 6 results: Joaquim Rodríguez attacks and holds on with one km to go; Vincenzo Nibali takes second and gains six bonus seconds

18 Big Photos from Stage 6sirotti/rcs
Full/Official Stage 6 Results and General Classificationgazzetta
Rodriguez attacks to take penultimate stage victory cyclingnews
Rodriguez batte Nibali e Di Luca Si decide tutto nella crono
Taaie Rodriguez triomfeert in Tirreno
Joachim Rodriguez escapes to Tirreno-Adriatico stage six winvelonation
Rodriguez attacks for Tirreno win; Horner defends overall leadvelonews
Danilo Di Luca muses on near miss in Tirreno-Adriatico stage six velonation
18 Big Photos from Stage 6sirotti/rcs
March 12 update: A lumpy circuit race in and around Offida. As you can see from the finish profile to the left, there is a 7% section for 2 km just 4 km from the finish which will make the end of the stage interesting. This looks like a good finish for a sprinter like Oscar Freire (Katusha), who can get over this sort of course. Bonus seconds on the course could impact the general classification. See the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve

Gilbert, Boasson Hagen and Goss out of Tirreno-Adriatico cyclingnews
Start line photoscyclingnews

Stage 5 results: Vincenzo Nibali gains on the GC contenders with a win on Prati di Tivo

24 Big Photos from Stage 4sirotti/rcs
Stage 5 results
1. Vincenzo Nibali   Liquigas - Cannondale   05:46:33
2. Roman Kreuziger   Astana Pro Team          + 00:16
3. Chris Horner   RadioShack - Nissan   
4. Johnny Hoogerland   Vacansoleil - DCM      + 00:18
5. Michele Scarponi   Lampre - ISD   zt.
6. Domenico Pozzovivo   Colnago CSF Bardiani

General Classification after Stage 5
1. Chris Horner   RadioShack - Nissan        24:48:39
2. Roman Kreuziger   Astana Pro Team          + 00:05
3. Vincenzo Nibali   Liquigas - Cannondale    + 00:12
4. Rinaldo Nocentini   Ag2R - La Mondiale     + 00:45
5. Michele Scarponi   Lampre - ISD            + 00:47
6. Johnny Hoogerland   Vacansoleil - DCM      + 00:48
Full/Official Stage 5 Results and General Classificationgazzetta
Nibali wins atop Prati di Tivo cyclingnews
 Nibali wint koninginnenrit in
Tirreno, impresa di Nibali Lo Squalo domina le
Horner: Tricky tactical day for Tirreno defense velonews
Horner calculates to hold Tirreno-Adriatico lead velonation
Evans’ Tirreno defence unravels after Australian is delayed velonation
24 Big Photos from Stage 5sirotti/rcs
March 10 update: After Stage 4, Chris Horner is the surprise leader and he'll like Stage 5 because it features the only mountaintop finish of the seven stages. After the start in Martinsicuro along the coast of the Adriatic Sea, stage 6 gets progressively harder as we head inland with two big climbs siutated at the end of the stage. The two big climbs at the end of stage are Piano Roseto (20.7 km at 4.7%) which crests 35 km before the finish of this 196 km stage. Then there is the mountaintop finish at Prati di Tivo (14.5 km at 7.1%). Most riders feel that this stage will determine the winner of this year's race. See the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve

Stage 4 results: Peter Sagan wins in Chieti

18 Big Photos from Stage 4 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs
Full/Official Stage 4 Results and General Classificationgazzetta
Sagan prevails in Chieti cyclingnews
 Sagan slaat in Tirreno toe op steile slotklim
Chris Horner Climbs To The Topradioshacknissantrek
Sagan wins stage 4, Horner seizes leadvelonation
Horner makes triumphant return to racing at Tirreno-Adriatico cyclingnews
Horner, back in the high life at Tirreno velonews
18 Big Photos from Stage 4 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs
Sagan wins at Nibali's expense cyclingnews

Michele Scarponi (inset) is looking to win in Chieti for the third straight year. The narrow, steep, cobbled finish up to the town square has become symbolic of this race
Finish Profile:

March 9 update: Stage 4 is very long at 252 km and it ends with the steep, uphill, cobbled finish in Chieti (see finish profile above) with a max grade of 19% (12.2% average). Michele Scarponi has won this stage the last two years. Before the peloton reaches the finish, they will climb 1300m Passo Lanciano. Update: Tirreno-Adriatico stage 4 re-routed due to weather .
For more details, see the new stage profile, new map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve
Photos of the Chieti finish from last two years:
Big Photos from 2011, Chieti Stage 4sirotti/rcs
Big Photos from 2010, Chieti Stage 4sirotti

Stage 3 results: Team Sky sprint win again, but this time it's Edvald Boassan Hagen

18 Big Photos from Stage 3sirotti/rcs
Full/Official Stage 3 Results and General Classificationgazzetta
Boasson Hagen continues Sky success in Tirreno-Adriatico cyclingnews
Boasson Hagen underlines Sanremo credentials with Tirreno stage win velonation
Goss gets it together for Milan-San Remo
18 Big Photos from Stage 3sirotti/rcs
March 8 update: After a rolling, relatively short 178 km route southeast along spine of Italy, stage 4 will have a flat finish Terni, located in the center of mainland Italy. Tirreno-Adriatico hasn't finished here recently, but other than several left hand turns in the final 3.5 km (finish map) this looks straight-forward for another sprint finish. See the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve

Stage 2 results: Mark Cavendish (Sky) is the easy sprint finish winner in Indicatore

18 Big Photos from Stage 2sirotti/rcs
Full/Official Stage 2 Results and General Classificationgazzetta
Cavendish takes sprint victory in Indicatore cyclingnews
Cavendish wins opening road stage of Tirreno-Adriatico
Cavendish clocks up fourth win of the season velonation
18 Big Photos from Stage 2sirotti/rcs
 Last 20 km of Stage 2 (25:53 Italian) — rai

Garmin's Tyler Farrar won the sprint finish in Indicatore last year
March 7 update: Garmin's Tyler Farrar is back to defend his sprint finish win in Indicatore, but Mark Cavendish is the heavy favorite this year. The long, straight final km is made for the pure sprinters. See the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve
Big Photos from last year's T-A stage that finished in Indicatoresirotti/rcs

Stage 1 results: GreenEDGE easily wins the opening team time-trial

16 Big Photos from Stage 1sirotti/rcs
Stage 1 TTT results
1   GreenEdge                18:41 
2   Radioshack-Nissan-Trek + 00:17
3   Garmin-Barracuda 
4   Team Sky               + 00:23
5   Team Astana            + 00:30
6   Saxo Bank              + 00:38
7   Acqua & Sapone         + 00:39
8   Katusha                + 00:40
9   AG2R-La Mondiale       + 00:43
10  Lotto-Belisol          + 00:45
11  Lampre-ISD             + 00:46
12  Farnese Vini           + 00:47
13  Vacansoleil-DCM        + 00:51
14  Omega Pharma-QuickStep
15  Liquigas               + 00:55
16  Rabobank               + 00:57
17  BMC Racing Team        + 00:58
18  Colnago CSF            + 01:09
19  FDJ-Big Mat            + 01:18
20  Team Movistar          + 01:19
21  Euskaltel-Euskadi      + 01:25
22  Colombia-Coldeportes   + 01:45
Full/Official Stage 1 Results (coming) — gazzetta
GreenEdge wins stage 1 team time trial cyclingnews
GreenEDGE Wins Tirreno Team Time Trial greenedgecycling
GreenEdge wint, Gilbert lost in ploegentijdrit
White on Tirreno win: I’ve never seen a more consistent and smooth ride cyclingnews
16 Big Photos from Stage 1sirotti/rcs

Action from last year's opening team time-trial won by Rabobank
March 6 update: Naturally, as you'd expect, stage 1 starts on the west coast of Italy. Race organizers RCS likes an opening team time trial in their stage races these days. Similar to last year's start we'll open with a flat, 16.9 km team time trial with 4 sharp corners but mostly uneventful which is the way most riders like it although the roads will be narrow at points passing through vineyards. This stage starts and finishes in San Vincenzo and Donoratico, respectively, which are the same host towns used by last February's, G.P. Costa degli Etruschi classic.

RadioShack-Nissan with last weekend's Strade Bianche winner and multiple world time-trial champion, Fabian Cancellara, are among the favorites. Although, Matt White, sport director of GreenEdge, feels "GreenEdge, Sky and BMC are the top teams for Wednesday's stage." See the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). — Steve
Team start order and times (CET) — steephill

Pre-Race Press Conference

March 6 update:
12 Big Photos from the coast guard delivery of riders and the press conferencesirotti/rcs
Gilbert plays down Tirreno - Adriatico chances cyclingnews

2012 Tirreno-Adriatico Race Preview

March 6 update:
Official startlist now postedsteephill
Evans to check on form at Tirreno-Adriatico cyclingnews
Peter Velits to lead Omega Pharma-Quick Step at Tirreno-Adriatico cyclingnews
Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico crucial for GreenEdge cyclingnews
Evans and Horner looking for test at Tirreno-Adriatico velonews
Colombia-Coldeportes excited for Tirreno-Adriatico WorldTour baptism cyclingnews
Tirreno-Adriatico 2012: Who will win?

February 13 update:
Cadel Evans to defend title at Tirreno Adriatico velonation

February 1 update:
Balanced 2012 Tirreno-Adriatico route unveiled cyclingnews
Tirreno-Adriatico route unveiled with a lot of climbs and two time trials velonation
Scarponi on Tirreno: ‘I want to win it again’
Garzelli turns attention to Tirreno-Adriatico cyclingnews
Scarponi sets sights on early season goal of Tirreno-Adriatico velonation

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Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

March 5 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
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   live video (italian) Italy and free Worldwide; every stage starting between 14:30-15:00 CET. Stage 7 Live
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Europe; Live weekday on Eurosport 2 at 14:00 BST (15:00 CET) and delayed on Eurosport. Delayed video on Sunday Stage 7 Live
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Sporza; stage 1 at starts at 14:50 CET Stage 7 Live
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United States, Canada and surrounding US territories; Online and tv coverage. TV coverage at 12:30-1:30 ET each day; live streaming video for subscribers. Universal Sports TV Channel. Find Universal Sports TV in your area.
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Italian; official source for race updates
 live text updates English
live text updates ES
The Spanish website Biciciclismo will have the latest race updates in Spanish
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