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Tirreno-Adriatico 2018

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2018 Tirreno-Adriatico Final General Classification

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky25:32:56
2Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:24
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:00:32
4Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:01:06
5Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:01:10
6Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:13
7Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:15
8Jaime Roson (Spa) Movistar Team
9George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo0:01:16
10Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:01:22

 

Overview

The 2018 Tirreno-Adriatico marks the 53rd edition of the Race of the Two Seas. Tirreno-Adriatico will start in Lido di Camaiore on Wednesday March 7 with a 21.5km team time trial and end on Tuesday March 11 with a 10km individual time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto.

This year the seven-stage race will remember Michele Scarponi with stage 5 finishing in his hometown Filottrano. Scarponi won Tirreno-Adriatico in 2009 and three stages, often excelling in the steep climbs of his Marche region near the Adriatico coast. Scarponi was tragically killed in late April after being hit by a vehicle as he started a training ride from his home in Filottrano.

Tirreno-Adriatico was created as an alternative to Paris-Nice and is considered the best way to peak for Milan-San Remo while avoiding the risk of bad weather in northern Europe. It is now sandwiched between Strade Bianche (March 3) and Milan-San Remo (March 17).

The five road race stages of the 2018 route offer chances to the sprinters and attackers with a mountain finish during the weekend revealing the overall contenders. WorldTour points and a tougher route in recent years have attracted a growing number of Grand Tour riders. Last year Nairo Quintana limited his losses in the final time trial to beat Rohan Dennis (BMC) by 25 seconds and so lift the winner's Trident trophy.

The 2018 Corsa dei Due Mari starts on the Tyrrhenian coast with the now traditional team time trial that has seen BMC triumph for the last two years.

The 167km second stage hugs the Tuscan coast for an expected sprint finish in Follonica. Stage 3 is from Follonica and Trevi, covering 234km. It takes the race inland and south to beyond Rome on rolling roads before a kick-up to the finish. Stage 4 is 219km long and ends in Sarnano Sassotetto at 1345 metres, after a 14km climb to the line.

Stage 5 has been baptized the 'The stage of the Walls' due to the string of short but steep climbs on the road from Castelraimondo to Filottrano. Stage 6 is a final chance for the sprinters to test their legs before Milan-San Remo while the final 10km time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto is again up and down the flat sea front.

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