2017 Tirreno-Adriatico Route Revealed
The Italian stage race Between the Two Seas' route is confirmed by organizers RCS
Starting March 8th 2017 in Tuscany, the 52nd edition features a team trial, three climbers’ stages and two days for the sprinters and finishes with individual time trial.
A 22.7-km flat team time trial kicks off the 2017 Tirreno-Adriatico in Camaiore. An uphill finish greets the riders the next day before the first sprint stage into Montalto Di Castro on March 10th.
The Queen Stage, features the final arduous climb of the Terminillo, a 16-km climb with an average gradient of 7.3% and maximum of 12, in the middle of the 7 day stage race.
In 2016 Nairo Quintana won on the Terminillo in the snow to take his first trident trophy.
Another climb caps off Stage 5 in Fermo. The fast men have their last chance in Civitanova Marche on the penultimate day.
The conclusion of the 2017 Tirreno-Adriatico on March 14th, is the individual time trial of 10.1km in San Benedetto del Tronto, having reached the Adriatic sea.
Tirreno-Adriatico overlaps Paris-Nice on next year's 2017 Pro cycling calendar.
The Queen Stage earlier this season, was cancelled due to snow, much to the disgust of Vincenzo Nibali. It featured the final climb up the Monte San Vicino.
Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium/BMC) took the surprise win.