Route of Cavendish's San Remo warm-up, Tirenno-Adriatico, unveiled

Mark Cavendish descends

Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia) will have a well-balanced lead-up to his Milan-San Remo defence based on the Tirreno-Adriatico route revealed in Montecatini, Italy, today.

The Corsa dei Due Mari ('race of the two seas') is the traditional warm-up to Milan-San Remo, both organised by RCS Sport.   The race starts in Livorno March 10 and ends in San Benedetto del Tronto March 16, four days before Cavendish will try to repeat his San Remo win.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.