13 March 2019

Good Morning from Stage 1 of Tirreno-Adriatico

Good morning from Stage 1 of the Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport. The race, organized by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport, runs from 13 until 19 March and starts with today’s 21.5km Team Time Trial in Lido di Camaiore.

The first team to start, AG2R La Mondiale, will leave the blocks at 14.00. The others will follow at 5′ intervals, with the last, Mitchelton – Scott, off at 15.45.

 

VELON

The list of riders equipped with the Velon data-tracking system In today’s race is available at this link.

 

WEATHER

Lido di Camaiore (14.00 – Start first team): Cloudy 9°C. Wind: moderate – 13kmh, S.
Lido di Camaiore (16.10 – Finish last team): Variable 12°C. Wind: moderate – 11kmh, SE.

 

JERSEYS

Maglia Azzurra (blue), General Classification Leader, sponsored by Gazprom and Maglia Bianca (white), Young Rider General Classification Leader born after 1 January 1994, sponsored by Open Fiber.
NOTE: Time bonuses: Intermediate Sprints: 3″, 2″ and 1″ for positions 1, 2 and 3. Finish line: 10″, 6″ and 4″ for positions 1, 2 and 3. Stages 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 have two intermediate sprints and a maximum possible 16″ of time bonuses. The maximum possible time bonuses for the whole race is 80″.

Maglia Arancione (orange), General Individual Classification by Points Leader, sponsored by Sportful – not assigned today.
NOTE: 5, 3, 2 and 1 points for positions 1, 2, 3 and 4 at each intermediate sprint in stages 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Finish line: 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points for positions 1 to 10 in stages 2 to 7. The maximum possible points for the whole race is 122 points.

Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains Classification Leader, sponsored by Enel – not assigned today.
NOTE: 5, 3, 2 and 1 points are awarded at the top of each of the nine single category climb for positions 1, 2, 3 and 4. At the top the five “Superior” category climbs (Pomarance [Stage 2], Cappuccini [Stage 4 twice] and Recanati [Stage 5 twice]), 15, 10, 7, 5, 3, 2 and 1 points are awarded for positions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. A maximum possible 120 points are up for grabs in total, made up from 25 for Stage 2; 10 for Stage 3; 40 for Stage 4; 40 for Stage 5 and 5 for Stage 6.

 

ROUTE

Stage 1 – Lido di Camaiore (Team Time Trial) 21.5km]
The route of the TTT is composed of two virtually straight sectors, rolling along the two lanes of the same road. Halfway, the route takes a “square turn” around a block. The course runs straight for 9.5km, and then reaches Forte dei Marmi, with three left-hand bends marking the turning point and leading back to the promenade, where the split time is taken at km 10.7. The route runs along the Forte dei Marmi seafront for 11km, and then heads back to Lido di Camaiore.

Final kilometres
The last 5km roll along flat, straight roads (southbound). With 1,200 metres to the finish, a right/left S-shaped curve on a narrowed roadway, leading to the 1km long home stretch, marks the only complication. The finish line is on a 6.5m wide, asphalted roadway.

 

 

LIDO DI CAMAIORE

  • The territory of Camaiore is located in the coast of Versilia, bathed by the Tyrrhenian Sea, at the foot of the Apuan Alps. The hinterland is rich in water, with numerous canals and large underground channels that supply local aqueducts.
  • The original settlement from the pre-Roman era of Etruscans and Ligurians grew considerably in the Middle Ages thanks to the ancient Via Francigena.
  • Lido di Camaiore, as well as being a well-known tourist destination, has been a stage of the Giro d’Italia on three previous occasions: 1997, 2002 and 2007.
  • The City of Camaiore Grand Prix was a men’s pro road cycling race dating back to 1949. It became part of the UCI Europe Tour circuit from 2005 and was held until 2014.

TV COVERAGE

Stage 1 of the Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport International TV Schedule available here.