Belgian WorldTour team Lotto Soudal will be the first of 22 squads to start Wednesday's Tirreno-Adriatico stage 1 team time trial. Lotto Soudal will roll out for the 22.7km stage at 2 pm sharp with five-minute intervals between the 21 teams to follow.
BMC Racing are the last team to start at 3:45 pm and are expected to finish at 4 pm.
The teams will head out from Lido di Camaiore for 9.5km on the flat and straight coastal road before making the turn around at Forte dei Marmi. A time check will also be made at the turn point before the teams head back to Lido di Camaiore on the same road.
As the teams will be racing on the same road, they will be able to see their rivals on the way to and back from the turnaround.
BMC Racing Team won the opening team time trial last year, two seconds ahead of Etixx-Quick Step. The two teams are likely to be the front runners again in 2017. The Belgian Quick-Step Floors team will start the stage at 2:35 pm, giving BMC the advantage of knowing what time they need to beat to secure the victory.
Tirreno-Adriatico team time trial start times
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|13||Team Novo Nordisk||15:00:00|
|15||Astana Pro Team||15:10:00|
|19||Nippo - Vini Fantini||15:30:00|
|20||AG2R La Mondiale||15:35:00|
|21||UAE Team Emirates||15:40:00|
|22||BMC Racing Team||15:45:00|
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