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.
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.