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Tirreno-Adriatico 2023: the return of the uphill finish


The 58th edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico was presented this morning in Camaiore

The 58th edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico, which will take place from 6 to 12 March for a total of seven stages, was presented this morning at the Teatro dell’Olivo in Camaiore. The “Race of the two Seas” will touch five regions of central Italy, starting from Tuscany and then passing through Umbria, Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo, where the race will end in San Benedetto del Tronto.


Mauro Vegni, RCS Sport Cycling Area Director: “Today we want to present the route of the Tirreno-Adriatico. At the same time, we have had the chance to enjoy some extremely spectacular editions of the Tirreno-Adriatico thanks to the presence of great stars in cycling, who have made our race the most important one week race in the world. The roll of honor features plenty of big names. The first two classified in 2022, Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard, occupied the first two places, albeit reversed, also in the Tour de France. To all this must be added the growing interest on a global level with the images that are broadcast in over 200 countries around the world and with more and more international journalists attending the race.”

Daniele Bennati, head coach of the Italian National Cycling Team: “Like every year, the Tirreno-Adriatico route is open to any solution and represents an important test for everyone. Given the variety of routes, combined with the presence of great international champions, this appointment can provide me with important indications. I hope that the Italian riders will do well because these are the ideal scenarios in which good performances can help the riders to grow.”

Stefano Allocchio, RCS Sport Race Director: “The route of the 58th edition of the “Race of the Two Seas” is varied and offers chances for every type of riders. As in 2022 we will start with an Individual Time Trial followed by stages for there will be legs for sprinters, finisseurs and the return of the uphill finish. We have already tackled the Sarnano-Sassotetto ascent in the past but this will be the first time we’ll get to the Valico of Santa Maria Maddalena.”

Marcello Pierucci, Mayor of Camaiore: “Camaiore and the Tirreno-Adriatico represent a traditional combination, destined to last and grow more and more. Our territory is a true cycling land: a ten-year history that renews itself and continues to develop every year, protecting a widespread passion in our community that will not stop burning. It is an honor for Camaiore to welcome the national presentation of the “Race of the Two Seas”, which, thanks to the recent three-year agreement with RCS Sport, will remain in our territory also in 2024 and 2025, with Lido di Camaiore departure of the first stage of the race. Thanks to RCS Sport for the professionalism always shown and above all to Mauro Vegni, recently named our honorary fellow citizen, for all he has done for the city.”

The Stages

As in 2022, the 58th edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico will kick off with an Individual Time Trial in Lido di Camaiore. The scheduled 11.5 km will represent a first test for the contenders for the Maglia Azzurra while the next two stages, the Camaiore-Follonica and the Follonica-Foligno, will offer two important opportunities to the sprinters. From Umbria, the route descends into Lazio with the Greccio-Tortoreto for a stage of over 2000 meters of elevation gain, and features a final circuit of 17 km to be repeated three times. The last 3 km towards Tortoreto are uphill at 7%. On Friday 10 March the fifth stage, starting from Morro d’Oro, will introduce the uphill finish of the “Race of the Two Seas”, ascending the 1465 meters of Sarnano-Sassotetto for the first time. The climb is 2 km longer than previous editions, in which the race has ascended the Marche. Before ending in San Benedetto del Tronto, Saturday 11 March presents the classic stage of the “muri marchigiani” from Osimo Stazione to Osimo. The final circuit has sections with slopes of more than 20% for a total of 3000 metres of elevation gain.

Discover the route, click here.


  • For the ninth consecutive year (2015-2023) Lido di Camaiore will host the start of the Tirreno–Adriatico.
  • This is the third stage finish in Follonica. In the previous two, there were two
  • German victories, with Marcel Kittel in 2018 and Pascal Ackermann in 2020.
  • Foligno was the location of the first ever stage finish of the Tirreno-Adriatico.
  • The Rome-Foligno stage of 1966 was won by Rolf Maurer.
  • The Tirreno rises to the 1465 meters of the Sassotetto. Previously, the finish was placed at 1345m in 2018, won by Mikel Landa, and 1362m in 2020, won by Simon Yates.
  • This is the third stage finish in Osimo. Previously, the finish line had seen two
  • French victories, with Charly Mottet in 1989 and Gerard Rué in 1991.
  • San Benedetto del Tronto is the final stage for the 57th time, out of 58 editions. Only the first edition did not end in San Benedetto del Tronto, with the final stage of the 1966 race traveling from San Benedetto del Tronto – Pescara.

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