The 40th edition of Tirreno-Adriatico, a one-week stage race preceding Milano-Sanremo, was presented in San Benedetto del Tronto in Italy on Friday. Taking place from March 9-15, the competition was proudly called "the World's of spring stages", the ideal prelude to Milano-Sanremo (March 19) for some riders.
Taking part will be the twenty ProTeams, as well as Italian squads Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil, Ceramiche Panaria-Navigare and Naturino-Sapore Di Mare.
The stages are as follows:
Stage 1 - March 9: Civitavecchia-Civitavecchia - 160 km
Stage 2 - March 10: Civitavecchia-Tivoli - 181 km
Stage 3 - March 11: Tivoli-Torricella Sicura - 215 km
Stage 4 - March 12: Teramo-Servigliano - 160 km
Stage 5 - March 13: Saltara-Saltara - 170,4 km
Stage 6 - March 14: Civitanova Marche-Civitanova Marche - 164 km
Stage 7 - March 15: San Benedetto-San Benedetto - 164 km