Tirreno-Adriatico: the return of the uphill finish

Tirreno-Adriatico: the return of the uphill finish

The 58th edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico, which will take place from 6 to 12 March for a total of seven stages, was presented this morning at the Teatro dell’Olivo in Camaiore. The “Race of the two Seas” will touch five regions of central Italy, starting from Tuscany and then passing through Umbria, Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo, where the race will end in San Benedetto del Tronto.

As in 2022, the 58th edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico will kick off with an Individual Time Trial in Lido di Camaiore. The scheduled 11.5 km will represent a first test for the contenders for the Maglia Azzurra while the next two stages, the Camaiore-Follonica and the Follonica-Foligno, will offer two important opportunities to the sprinters. From Umbria, the route descends into Lazio with the Greccio-Tortoreto for a stage of over 2000 meters of elevation gain, and features a final circuit of 17 km to be repeated three times. The last 3 km towards Tortoreto are uphill at 7%. On Friday 10 March the fifth stage, starting from Morro d’Oro, will introduce the uphill finish of the “Race of the Two Seas”, ascending the 1465 meters of Sarnano-Sassotetto for the first time. The climb is 2 km longer than previous editions, in which the race has ascended the Marche. Before ending in San Benedetto del Tronto, Saturday 11 March presents the classic stage of the “muri marchigiani” from Osimo Stazione to Osimo. The final circuit has sections with slopes of more than 20% for a total of 3000 metres of elevation gain.

Mauro Vegni, RCS Sport Cycling Area Director: “Today we want to present the route of the Tirreno-Adriatico. At the same time, we have had the chance to enjoy some extremely spectacular editions of the Tirreno-Adriatico thanks to the presence of great stars in cycling, who have made our race the most important one week race in the world. The roll of honor features plenty of big names. The first two classified in 2022, Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard, occupied the first two places, albeit reversed, also in the Tour de France. To all this must be added the growing interest on a global level with the images that are broadcast in over 200 countries around the world and with more and more international journalists attending the race.”

The stages:

06.03.2023 Stage 1 Lido di Camaiore-Lido di Camaiore (ITT), 11.5 KM
07.03.2023 Stage 2 Camaiore-Follonica, 209 KM
08.03.2023 Stage 3 Follonica-Foligno, 216 KM
09.03.2023 Stage 4 Greccio-Tortoreto, 219 KM
10.03.2023 Stage 5 Morro d’Oro-Sarnano-Sassotetto, 168 KM
11.03.2023 Stage 6 Osimo Stazione-Osimo, 194 KM
12.03.2023 Stage 7 San Benedetto del Tronto-San Benedetto del Tronto, 154 KM