List of riders' start times for the final stage of 2016 Tirreno-Adriatico on Tuesday, March 15

The final individual time trial stage of the 2016 Tirreno-Adriatico will, naturally, be decisive in settling the final general classification of the Italian WorldTour race.

After the cancellation of the race’s key mountains stage due to forecast snow, the flat 10.1-kilometre time trial around San Benedetto Del Tronto is of particular importance.

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) goes into the final stage as race leader having claimed stage six on Monday. He leads Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-QuickStep) by a slender seven-second margin, with Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) in third at eight seconds.

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Perhaps the biggest threat to the overall is 23-year-old Bob Jungels (Etixx-QuickStep), who is in fourth overall at 21 seconds. Although it’s worth noting that Sagan won the Tour of California time trial stage over a similar distance last year on his way to winning that race overall.

Tirreno Adriatico 2016 stage seven time trial profile

Tirreno Adriatico 2016 stage seven time trial profile

Stage win honours are likely to be fought out by some of the biggest names in world time trialling, including Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep), Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo), Britain’s Alex Dowsett (Movistar) and current TT world champion Vasil Kiryienka (Sky)

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First rider off is no slouch against the clock: Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEdge). The Canadian rolls down the start ramp at 12.35pm local time (11.35am UK time). Van Avermaet is last man off at 3.46pm local time (2.46pm UK time).

Riders are set off at one-minute intervals except the last 10 riders (top 10 overall), who depart at two-minute intervals.

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Tirreno-Adriatico 2016 stage seven start order

Selected riders (time in brackets is UK time)

12.35 (11.35) – Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge
12.39 (11.39) – Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data
12.43 (11.43) – Adam Blythe (GBr) Tinkoff
12.50 (11.50) – Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing
12.57 (11.57) – Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18
13.00 (12.00) – Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar
13.16 (12.16) – Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
13.29 (12.29) – Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx-QuickStep
13.52 (12.52) – Steve Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data
14.30 (13.30) – Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek-Segafredo
14.34 (13.34) – Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale
15.06 (14.06) – Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing
15.08 (14.08) – Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data
15.15 (14.15) – Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar
15.16 (14.16) – Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-GreenEdge
15.18 (14.18) – Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky
15.20 (14.20) – Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky
15.22 (14.22) – Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar
15.24 (14.24) – Bauke Mollema (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
15.26 (14.26) – Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana
15.28 (14.28) – Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana
15.30 (14.30) – Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky
15.32 (14.32) – Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff
15.34 (14.34) – Sebastian Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ
15.36 (14.36) – Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ
15.38 (14.38) – Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx-QuickStep
15.40 (14.40) – Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek-Segafredo
15.42 (14.42) – Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff
15.44 (14.44) – Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Etixx-QuickStep
15.46 (14.46) – Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing

  • Lee Wingate

    my top five pick at 12:30 lunchtime (GMT) is;
    1. Cancellara
    2. Tony Martin
    3. Alex Dowsett – go on lad!!! you can beat the big boys now!! 😀
    4. Michail Kwiakowski
    5. Bauke Mollema…