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"The course made of Time Trials, both Team and Individual, stages for sprinters, finisseurs and climbers, give the opportunity to all the athletes to show their best characteristics and, at the end of the seven stages,&n...

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TIRRENO - ADRIATICO

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21.12.2015 @ 14:55 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

RCS Sport have announced the route for the 2016 edition of Tirreno-Adriatico. The "Race of the Two Seas" 51st edition will face a route similar to in recent years with the inaugural Team Time Trial in Lido di Camaiore, two sprinters' stages, two finisseurs' stages, a mountain top finish and the final Individual Time Trial. San Benedetto del Tronto will host the final stage of the race for the 50th consecutive year. New logo, leader jerseys and sponsors also unveiled.

 

In between tradition and renovation: this is the philosophy of Tirreno-Adriatico 2016. The "Race of the Two Seas", organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport, has reached its 51st edition and will be held from 9 until 15 March, facing a technically complete course, which has become a "classic" in the last few years, with improvements in marketing and communication.
 

THE ROUTE: 1,019.8KM OF PASSION
The race will start on Wednesday 9 with a Team Time Trial along the Versilia seaside, starting and finishing, after 22.7km, in Lido di Camaiore. It's the same course that last year had to be modified to an Individual Time Trial at the last minute, due to the exceptionally bad weather that hit the area.
 
The second stage will go from Camaiore to Pomarance, 207km, ideal for finisseurs with a discontinous final climb 9.4km long. A ramp that alternates par at 2-3% with double digit parts, with a 15% maximum inclination.
 
The first stage dedicated to the fastest wheels in the peloton will be held on Friday 11, going from Castelnuovo Val di Cecina to Montalto di Castro after 176 kilometres.
 
The race will start back from Montalto di Castro on Saturday 12 on a route full of climbs and descents, ending in Foligno. It's the longest stage of the "Race of the Two Seas", 216km long.
 
On Sunday 13 the peloton will face the mountain finish (178km). The riders will start from Foligno before facing four King of the Mountain climbs (Valico del Soglio, Frontignano, Le Arette and Montelago) before the final climb leading to the finish line, 1,208m high on Monte San Vicino. It will be a 13km climb with constant inclination and a final false flat. The average inclination is 6.6%, the maximum 12%.
 
The following day, from Castelraimondo to Cepagatti (210km) returns to the ideal topography for the sprinters.
 
The grand finale on Tuesday 15 with the Individual Time Trial (10km) on the San Benetto del Tronto seaside, will crown the King of the Two Seas. The city of the Palms Riviera will, for the 50th consecutive time, be the host of the final stage of Tirreno-Adriatico. Only once, in its first edition in 1966, did the race end in Pescara rather than San Benedetto del Tronto. 
 
Stefano Allocchio, RCS Sport Races Director, said: "The last years' formula is a winner. The course made of Time Trials, both Team and Individual, stages for sprinters, finisseurs and climbers, give the opportunity to all the athletes to show their best characteristics and, at the end of the seven stages, to crown a complete athlete at the highest possible level".
 
Paolo Bettini, two times UCI Road World Champion, Olympic Gold in Athens, ex Italian National Road Cycling Team Manager and winner of the Race of the Two Seas in 2004, said: "The Tirreno-Adriatico is a complete race that the complete riders want to win. I've raced 12 editions of the race and I can surely affirm that its technical level is extremely high, it's a prestigious trophy and the riders really want to win it".
 
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STATISTICAL CURIOSITY
In the last five years Tirreno-Adriatico was won by a rider that, in the same year, went onto podium at one of the Grand Tours:
  • 2011 – Cadel Evans, Tour de France winner
  • 2012 – Vincenzo Nibali, Tour de France third classified
  • 2013 – Vincenzo Nibali, Giro d’Italia winner and Vuelta a España runner-up
  • 2014 – Alberto Contador, Vuelta a España winner
  • 2015 – Nairo Quintana, Tour de France runner-up
 
THE NEW LOGO
A new logo for Tirreno-Adriatico has been unveiled today, innovating and launching the race in the new international panorama.

It's a powerful logo, embodying the energy of the race in a unique, easy-to-recognise symbol. The logo is the fusion of three elements: the rider, the circle that represents movement and the triton, the sea icon that crowns the winner.
 
Mauro Vegni, RCS Sport Cycling Race Director, said: "In order to develop all our races, we've decided to invest in Tirreno-Adriatico both on the sport side and in the marketing and communication side. The proof is the now consolidated participation of the best riders in the world, together with the great media following and the TV coverage in the five continents. The new logo is another signal that we want to further grow our events".

JERSEYS, SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
The four main classifications' leader jerseys, designed and produced by Santini Maglificio Sportivo, will be:
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  • Maglia Azzurra, general classification leader, sponsored by NAMEDSPORT®
  • Maglia Bianca, young rider general classification leader, sponsored by SELLE ITALIA
  • Maglia Rossa, sprinter classification leader, sponsored by BORA
  • Maglia Verde, King of the Mountains classification leader
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