Testing course revealed for 2015 Tirreno-Adriatico

50th edition of the prestigious stage race will see a series of tough stages including a summit finish on Monte Terminillo

Alberto Contador wins the 2014 Tirreno Adriatico

(Image credit: Watson)

Organisers RCS Sport revealed on Thursday the course for the 2015 edition of the prestigious week-long stage race, Tirreno-Adriatico, including a tough mountain top finish on Monte Terminillo on stage five.

The race will run its 50th edition between March 11 and 17 next year, and is likely to continue to attact many of the best riders as it acts as a prelude to the classics season and those looking towards the first grand tour of the year, the Giro d'Italia.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).