The start list for this year’s Tirreno-Adriatico Eolo has been announced.
The 56th edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico Eolo starts tomorrow and features 7 stages between 10 and 16 March, with many of the strongest riders in the world at the start.
Among those competing to conquer the Tridente di Nettuno include last year’s winner, Simon Yates; winner of the 2020 Tour de France and, more recently, the 2021 UAE Tour, Tadej Pogačar; winners of the 2019 and 2018 Grande Boucle, Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas; as well as Vincenzo Nibali (Giro d’Italia winner in 2013 and 2016, and Tirreno-Adriatico in 2012 and 2013); Nairo Quintana (Giro d’Italia 2014, and Tirreno-Adriatico 2015 and 2017); João Almeida; Jakob Fuglsang; Mikel Landa; Romain Bardet; Thibaut Pinot; Ilnur Zakarin; and Sergio Higuita.
Cycling’s leading stage hunters, sprinters, finisseurs and time-trial specialists will be at the start line of the 56th edition of Tirreno-Adriatico Eolo. Winner of Strade Bianche and Milan-Sanremo 2020 Van Aert will make his debut at the Corsa dei Due Mari this year. Among the big names chasing the wins on the two finisseurs’ stages, as well as the ‘Muri stage’ (arriving in Castelfidardo), are cyclocross world champion and winner of Strade Bianche Eolo Mathieu van der Poel, road world champion Julian Alaphilippe, three-time road world champion Peter Sagan and Olympic champion Greg van Avermaet.
There will also be opportunities to shine for some of the fastest wheels in the group like Caleb Ewan, Fernando Gaviria, Davide Ballerini, Elia Viviani and Tim Merlier, while world time-trial champion Filippo Ganna will look to build on his victory at the final stage of Tirreno-Adriatico 2020 as he targets the individual time-trial stage of San Benedetto del Tronto.
Click here for the start list.