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For the second year in a row and this time against a much tougher field, Vincenzo Nibali is your Tirreno-Adriatico overall winner: "This victory, the second one, is sweeter, because it's better. Against a podium like this, with the caliber of riders who lined up here, it's definitely better."
Big Photos from all 2013 stagessirotti/rcs
Big Photos from 2012 stagessirotti/rcs
Big Photos from 2011sirotti/rcs
Big Photos from 2010sirotti/rcs
Big Photos from 2009sirotti/rcs

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News and Updates for Tirreno-Adriatico 2013

March 6 update:
Overlapping with Tirreno-Adriatico through Sunday March 10th is Paris-Nice: live video, results, photos and video everyday

Stage 7 Post-Race Coverage

30 Big Photos from Stage 7sirotti/rcs
Full Official Stage 7 Results and Final General
World champion Tony Martin wins final Tirreno time trialcyclingnews
Nibali clinches Tirreno-Adriatico GC victoryvelonews
Martin wins final time trial, Nibali holds off Froome to take Tirreno-Adriaticovelonation
Nibali: It's a huge personal satisfaction to win Tirreno-Adriaticocyclingnews
Chris Froome happy w/ form despite finishing runner-up at
Froome and Contador discuss mistakes made at Tirreno-Adriaticocyclingnews
Nibali: It's a huge personal satisfaction to win Tirreno-Adriaticocyclingnews
Rodríguez disappointed to miss Tirreno-Adriatico podiumcyclingnews
30 Big Photos from Stage 7sirotti/rcs
Graham Watson Gallery Stage 7velonews

Vincenzo Nibali warming up on the course before this morning's final day ITT
March 11 update: This is about the easiest time trial course you could ever ask for; it's basically a flat, out and back 9.2 km course on the San Benedetto del Tronto shoreline. Other than the first km and the turn around, this course is literally straightforward. Fabian Cancellara won here last year and Vincenzo Nibali moved passed Chris Horner to claim the overall win. This year, with a 34s lead, it's Vincenzo Nibali's race to lose. — Steve
Stage 7 ITT Start Order and
Big Photos from Last Year's Stage 7 ITT (same course) — sirotti/rcs
Stage 7 Detailed Preview &
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 7 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 6 Post-Race Coverage

26 Big Photos from Stage 6 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs
Full Official Stage 6 Results and General
Sagan wins, Nibali takes race lead in Tirreno-Adriatico breakawaycyclingnews
Sagan wins wild Tirreno-Adriatico stage 6velonews
Sagan blasts home for stage win; Nibali attack upends race and deposes Froomevelonation
Andy Schleck abandons Tirreno-Adriatico in cold, wet weathervelonews
Nibali gets better as weather worsens in Tirreno-Adriaticocyclingnews
Contador challenged by steep climbs in Tirreno-Adriaticocyclingnews
Chris Froome 'tired and over-geared' in
Brutal day results in 54 DNFs at
Phinney rides emotional, four-hour solo quest at Tirrenovelonews
Phinney time cut as Tirreno-Adriatico gruppetto quitscyclingnews
Sagan says nothing is certain in relation to Milan Sanremovelonation
26 Big Photos from Stage 6 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs
Graham Watson Stage 6 Galleryvelonews
On board the Death Star… The Sky Pro Cycling Team Bus (3:18 English)gcn/
Was The Sant’ Elpidio Climb Too Hard?inrng
RadioShack Leopard to focus on ‘psychological recovery’ for Andy Schleck after Tirreno withdrawalvelonation
March 10 update: From the race bible with some rewording: "Stage 6 is a circuit stage entirely in the Fermo territory. Two laps of approximately 90 km followed by the final one of approximately 28 km. Riders face eight sets of rollers between 1 to 3 km in length with a 7% average gradient, but maximum grades much higher than that on three occasions. Three KOMs will be awarded at Sant’Elpidio a Mare on the summit of the (new entry) slope of Strada Cocciari which in the last 300 m has very significant inclines with an average 18% gradient and of more than 25% in the last 50 m. The last steep incline is 10 km from finish and only the last 4 km are flat with a really narrow finish." In other words, this stage will be much like an Ardennes classic. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 6 profile, map and timetable.
Stage 6 Detailed Preview &

Stage 5 Post-Race Coverage

19 Big Photos from Stage 5sirotti/rcs
Full Official Stage 5 Results and
Rodriguez solos to victory in Chieticyclingnews
Contador refuses to concede defeat at Tirreno-Adriaticocyclingnews
“The race is not decided at all:” Contador pledges to battle on in Tirreno-Adriaticovelonation
19 Big Photos from Stage 5sirotti/rcs

March 9 update: Stage 5 finishes in Chieti which is becoming the signature stage finish for this race. After a long 224 km in the saddle with two decent climbs earlier in the stage, it ends with the steep, uphill, cobbled finish into the town center of Chieti (see the finish profile) with a max grade of 19% (12.2% average). — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 5 profile, map and timetable.
Stage 5 Detailed Preview w/

Photos of the Chieti finish from the last three years:
Big Photos from 2012, Chieti Stage 4sirotti/rcs
Big Photos from 2011, Chieti Stage 4sirotti/rcs
Big Photos from 2010, Chieti Stage 4sirotti

Stage 4 Post-Race Coverage

25 Big Photos from Stage 4sirotti/rcs
Full Official Stage 4 Results and General
Froome wins summit finish at Prati di Tivocyclingnews
Froome scoops Tirreno-Adriatico queen stage win with final kilometre surgevelonation
Chris Horner praises Sky show from front-row seat on stage 6velonews
Former world junior champion Kwiatkowski vows to fight to hold onto race leadvelonation
Chris Froome: There are no secrets at Team Skycyclingnews
25 Big Photos from Stage 4sirotti/rcs

March 8 update: The summit finish on Prati di Tivo (profile) was used last year. See the photos below for a visual preview. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 4 profile, map and timetable.
24 Big Photos from Last Year's Stage 5 finish on Prati di Tivo sirotti/rcs
Stage 4 Detailed Preview &

Stage 3 Post-Race Coverage

11 Big Photos from Stage 3sirotti/rcs
Sagan speeds to soggy Tirreno-Adriatico stage wincyclingnews
Sagan beats Cavendish and Greipel to grab sprint victory into Narni Scalovelonation
Sagan bests Cavendish, Greipel in Tirreno sprintvelonews
Sagan savours his first win against Cavendishcyclingnews
Finish Still from Stage 3@RaiCiclismo
11 Big Photos from Stage 3sirotti/rcs
March 7 update: A lumpy stage heading south with a finish in Narni Scalo where the race finishes with a small 7 km circuit featuring some sharp turns and a small hill 3 km from the finish line. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 3 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage

19 Big Photos from Stage 2sirotti/rcs
Full Official Stage 2 Results and General
Goss win Tirreno-Adriatico stage in bunch sprintvelonews
Goss prevails in Indicatorecyclingnews
Cavendish upset with Omega Pharma trainvelonews
Goss all smiles after first win of season at Tirrenocyclingnews
Goss foils rival sprinters for stage two winvelonation
19 Big Photos from Stage 2sirotti/rcs
Stage 2 Brief Highlights and Interview (01:30 English)eurosport
March 6 update: Mark Cavendish is back to defend his sprint finish win in Indicatore and he'll be a favorite again of course, but he'll have to face Andre Greipel for the first time this year. The long, straight final km is made for the pure sprinters. This is the third consecutive year we've had this finish, see previous years photos just below. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 2 profile, map and timetable.
Stage 2 Detailed
Big Photos from 2012 in Indicatoresirotti/rcs
Big Photos from 2011 in Indicatoresirotti/rcs

Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage

17 Big Photos from Stage 1sirotti/rcs
Stage 1 TTT Results
1  Omega Pharma-Quick Step   19:24  
2  Movistar Team            + 0:11  
3  BMC                      + 0:16  
4  Cannondale               + 0:19  
5  Astana                   + 0:20  
6  Orica-Greenedge          + 0:24  
7  Sky                      + 0:25  
8  Team Saxo-Tinkoff        + 0:32  
9  Lampre-Merida            + 0:35  
10 RadioShack-Leopard       + 0:36  
11 Blanco                   + 0:37  
12 NetApp-Endura            + 0:39  
13 Katusha                  + 0:44  
14 Argps-Shimano            + 0:51  
15 Lotto-Belisol            + 0:55  
16 Garmin-Sharp             + 0:57  
17 MTN-Qhubeka              + 1:00  
18 FDJ                      + 1:02  
19 Vacansoleil-DCM          + 1:04  
20 Ag2r-La Mondiale         + 1:05  
21 Vini Fantini             + 1:06  
22 Euskaltel-Euskadi

General Classification after Stage 1
1  Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
Omega Pharma-QuickStep win Tirreno-Adriatico team time trialcyclingnews
Omega Pharma-Quick Step nails Tirreno-Adriatico team time trialvelonation
Mark Cavendish: Omega Pharma's plan to put him in Tirreno
Horner back in action at Tirreno-Adriaticocyclingnews
Contador and Rodriguez both lose some time in Tirreno-Adriatico TTTvelonation
The Tirreno TTT - Does it Matter?podiumcafe
17 Big Photos from Stage 1sirotti/rcs

March 5 update: This is the same flat, non-technical team time-trial course that Orica GreenEdge won on last year. (see photos link below). — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 1 profile, map and timetable.
Stage 1 TTT Start Order and Timesrcs
Big Photos from Last Year's TTT in San Vincenzosirotti
Stage 1 Detailed

2013 Pre-Race Press Conference

March 5 update:
14 Big Photos from the Pre-Race Press Conferencesirotti/rcs

2013 Tirreno-Adriatico Race Preview

March 5 update:
Official Startlist w/ bib
Broadcasters and Live
Cavendish: “We have a strong team here to win and we are going to try to do that”velonation
"Best ever" field for Tirreno-Adriaticocyclingnews
Tirreno-Adriatico: Preview &

March 5 update:
Evans cautious ahead of Tirreno-Adriatico
Nibali wants to leave a mark on Tirreno-Adriaticocyclingnews
Nibali hoping TT improvement will boost chances of second consecutive Tirreno titlevelonation
Can Phinney change BMC's fortunes in Tirreno - Adriatico TTT?cyclingnews

March 4 update:
Provisional Startlist w/ bib
Tirreno-Adriatico 2013: Who will win?
After important Ciolek victory, MTN Qhubeka set to make history in Tirreno-Adriaticovelonation
Preview: Tirreno-Adriatico serves grand tour, classics antipastivelonews

February 19 update:

January 28 update:
Two time-trial stages - one team and one individual - two sprinters’ stages, two stages for finisseurs and a finish for the climbers at Prati di Tivo. Vincenzo Nibali is looking for a second consecutive victory.

San Vincenzo, 28 January 2013 – Today, the Verdi Theatre in San Vincenzo (Italy) saw the official presentation of the 48th edition of the Corsa Dei Due Mari, in the presence of three cycling champions – Ivan Basso, Damiano Cunego and Moreno Moser. Other VIPs included the Mayor of San Vincenzo, Michele Biagi and the Mayor of Castagneto Carducci, Fabio Tinti, who will be hosting the start of the race. Rcs Sport’s Cycling Chief Operative Officer, Mauro Vegni and Technical and Sport Director, Stefano Allocchio, La Gazzetta dello Sports Cycling Editor in Chief Luca Gialanella and riders Damiano Caruso and Steve Cummings were also in attendance, together with Italian cycling legend Alfredo Martini.

The percorso for this year is similar to the one that saw Vincenzo Nibali take the overall victory in 2012. He will try once again to win the Sea Master Trophy, the Neptune’s Trident trophy given to the winner of the “Race of Two Seas”, as well as the honour of wearing the blue Banca Mediolanum jersey of the race leader.

The race starts on Wednesday 6th March in San Vincenzo with a 16.9km Team Time Trial, finishing in Donoratico. The following day sees the second stage also start in San Vincenzo, with 232km taking the peloton to Indicatore (Arezzo) – a stage designed for the sprinters. Third stage on Friday 8th March, from Indicatore to Narni-Scalo (190 km), looks undulating on the course profile but should again suit the sprinters.

Saturday 9th March will host the fourth stage: Narni – Prati di Tivo (173 km). The riders first face the Capannelle Pass and then at the end of the stage, the summit finish of Prati di Tivo at 1450m. This is a stern test at 14,550 m long, with an average gradient of 7,1% and a maximum of 12%, ideal for climbers. It was on this very climb last year Vincenzo Nibali launched his bid for overall victory. The following day the riders will face a long, difficult stage from Ortona to Chieti: 230 km, with the climbs of Forchetta di Palena and the Lanciano Pass, before facing the tough finale – with the gradient reaching 19% in some points – finishing in Chieti.

On Monday 11th March the sixth stage will be 209 km long, with the start and finish in Porto Sant’Elpidio. It will be a very hilly route, typical of Le Marche, with incessant up and downs. The final stage, a 9.2 km Individual Time Trial on Tuesday 12th March, will be on the San Benedetto del Tronto seafront.

The guests of honour at the launch had this to say:
Ivan Basso: “The race is ideal preparation for the Grand Tours, in particular to find the right balance you need in a team. Sometimes our race programs are drawn up in winter when you don’t know the specific details of the races. Now that Team Cannondale knows the route of Tirreno-Adriatico we will decide who will be our best team to race it”.
Damiano Cunego: “I will be at the start of this fantastic event. It’s a complete race: time trial stages, climbs, there’s everything. I will try to be as prepared as I can, thanks to the help of Michele Bartoli”.
Moreno Moser: “There is a great expectation on me this season - last year I was racing without that. I will race Tirreno-Adriatico without many races already in my legs but I will try to give everything I can. Tirreno is one of the most important races in Italy alongside Giro d’Italia, Milan-Sanremo and Il Lombardia. My stages will be the hilly ones.”
The Mayor of San Vincenzo, Michele Biagi: “Last year Tirreno-Adriatico was a big investment for us but we really wanted to have it here again because of the great impact it has on the image of our region. We will try to host it in 2014 too.”

Mauro Vegni, Rcs Sport’s Cycling Chief Operative Officer: “I particularly love Tirreno-Adriatico because it is where I started out in cycling many years ago. With 7 stages crossing 5 Italian regions and broadcast to 120 different countries all over the World. We believe professional cycling is now, more than ever, the best way to promote local communities and sustainable mobility.” Stefano Allocchio: “Tirreno-Adriatico is probably the cycling race with the highest profile start-list in the World. With two time trial stages, two sprinters’ stages, one for climbers and two for finisseurs, the 1060 km of the 48th Tirreno – Adriatico are extremely diverse, giving the whole spectrum of riders the ability to contest the race. It is sure to be exceedingly hard fought and a great spectacle.”

Tirreno-Adriatico Route Unveiledcyclingnews

January 21 update:
Get Ready For A Spectacular Tirreno-Adriaticocyclingnews

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Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage

March 5 update: There will be more international tv broadcasters but no official unrestricted streams. Please check back near race time for the 2013 live video options.

The Tirreno-Adriatico will be shown in 160 countries spread across 5 continents. Broadcasters include Eurosport (Europe and Asia Pacific), beIN SPORT (USA and France), Al Jazeera (Middle East and North Africa), VRT (Belgium), EITB – Euskal Telebista, TV3 Catalunya, TVG Galicia and TPA Asturias (Spain), Channel Six (India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan), TrueVisions (Thailand), Televisa Deportes Network (Mexico and Central America), Supersports (Africa), J Sports (Japan), Sportsnet (English-speaking Canada) and SBS (Australia). In Italy, Rai Sport will broadcast every stage of the 2013 Tirreno-Adriatic live. — Steve

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Italy; Live at 14:30 CET each day.
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Live on Eurosport 2 except on the weekends and rebroadcasts on Eurosport International. Stage 6
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Belgium/Europe; Stage 1 - 5 Delayed: at 16.30 to 17.30, Stage 6 - 7 Live: 14.30 - 16.30 on Channel één.
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Basque/Spanish; Live on ETB1.
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Live on TV only
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Quebec/Canada via Quebec's Reseau des Sports; live each day at 9:00am (Eastern) until Saturday and 9:30am from Sunday, onwards. There are rebroadcasts in the evening.
  tv schedule(see comments) Delayed in the US (English) at 5:30 PM ET
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Canada/Ontario; Stages 1-5 Live online supposedly; Stages 6-7 Live on Sportsnet One
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2013 Tirreno-Adriatico Route Map

Route Map (Large Version) — rcs

2012 Tirreno-Adriatico Archived Coverage

2011 Tirreno-Adriatico Archived Coverage

2010 Tirreno-Adriatico Archived Coverage

2009 Tirreno-Adriatico Archived Coverage

2008 Tirreno-Adriatico Archived Coverage