Stage 6 of the Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport. The sixth stage is the last line stage of the 2017 edition organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport. The stage runs from Ascoli Piceno to Civitanova Marche: 168km of wavy but uncomplicated route.
The ceremonial roll out started on schedule at 12:15. After crossing the 2,100m neutralised zone, the peloton, 160 riders strong, passed km 0 at 11.20. Did not start: dossards n.42 – Valerio Agnoli (Bahrain–Merida) and n.127 Roman Kreuziger (Orica – Scott).
In today’s stage, the following riders will be equipped with the Velon data-tracking system: Jempy Drucker (BMC Racing Team), Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida), Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac), Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal), Andreay Amador (Movistar Team), Luka Mezgec (Orica – Scott), Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors), Juan José Lobato (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo), Elia Viviani (Team Sky), Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb), Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo) and Sacha Modolo (UAE Team Emirates). Their live data can be seen at: www.tirrenoadriatico.it.
Ascoli Piceno (12.15 – Start): Scattered clouds, 12°C. Wind: moderate – 13kph, N.
Civitanova Marche (16.15 – Finish): Clear skies, 11°C. Wind: moderate – 13kph, N.
1 – Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team)
2 – Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) at 50″
3 – Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) at 1’06”
POINTS AND TIME BONUSES
During During the stage, 16 seconds of time bonus are up for grabs in the individual overall classification by time, a maximum of 22 points are available for the points classification, and 5 points for the King of the Mountains competition.
Stage 6 – Ascoli Piceno – Civitanova Marche, 168km
Finish: Lungomare Piermanni, Civitanova Marche – 16.15 Approx.
Race Headquarters: Scuola Primaria S. Zavatti, Via Monfalcone, Civitanova Marche
The stage is wavy but uncomplicated. The first part runs in the hinterland, across Comunanza, Amandola and Sarnano. The route then enters the province of Macerata to tackle the final categorised climb of the race in Pollenza. The course then follows constant undulations, running across a number of hilltop towns such as Montecassiano, Montefano, Recanati (intermediate sprint) and Loreto. The route eventually enters the final circuit (one lap), where the last intermediate sprint is to be contested when reaching the finish line on the first pass.
The final circuit is 15.2km long. The first part runs flat from the seafront to the city centre, with traffic dividers and a wide underpass with a central pillar on the course. A mild climb, around 4km in length, leads to Civitanova Marche, followed by a technical descent leading back to the seafront. The last 4km are on straight roads, with just two gentle bends just before the final kilometre. The tarmac road is 7.5m wide.