Tirreno-Adriatico 2020 start list: Thomas, Nibali and Evenepoel to battle for the title

Full list of riders taking part in the 2020 Tirreno-Adriatico (March 11-17)

Grand Tour hopefuls will be out in force at Tirreno-Adriatico (March 11-17), with Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) as well as Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo), Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) all down to take to the start line.

The race does not have the usual team time trial on stage one, instead the start of the race has two sprint stages to suit the many top sprinters who are down to ride such as, Elia Viviani (Cofidis), Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) and Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates).

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Stage three suits a more punchy rider, maybe the classics riders can beat the GC men in a sprint or, perhaps, a breakaway could stay away.

We then hit the mountains for a day before going back to punchy terrain, a sprint and the usual final individual time trail in San Benedetto del Tronto.

There will be a host of Classics contenders such as Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Greg Van Avermaet (CCC) among the peloton, hoping to improve their form ahead of cobbled races later in March.

With a relatively short climb up the Sassotetto on stage four and the time trial at the end of the race, Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) could have another opportunity to take yet another stage race win.

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) will be hoping his form is carried from the UAE Tour, that he won comfortably overall, which had its last two stages cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

Reigning champion Primož Roglič will not return for 2020 as he is down to ride Paris-Nice but the 2018 overall winner, Michał Kwiatkowski (Team Ineos) will return after a year away from the race.

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Tirreno-Adriatico 2020 start list – provisional

Team Ineos

THOMAS Geraint
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
GANNA Filippo

AG2R La Mondiale

BARDET Romain
DOMONT Axel
GASTAUER Ben
VENDRAME Andrea
GENIEZ Alexandre
BIDARD Francois

Astana Pro Team

FUGLSANG Jakob
ARANBURU Alex
LUTSENKO Alexey

Bahrain-McLaren

POELS Wout
BILBAO Pello
CARUSO Damiano
CAVENDISH Mark

Bora-Hansgrohe

SAGAN Peter
BODNAR Maciej
BENEDETTI Cesare
OSS Daniel
SCHACHMANN Max

CCC Team

VAN AVERMAET Greg
VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

VIVIANI Elia

Deceuninck-Quick-Step

JAKOBSEN Fabio
BALLERINI Davide
JUNGELS Bob
EVENEPOEL Remco
STYBAR Zdenek
SENECHAL Florian

EF Pro Cycling

VANMARCKE Sep
BETTIOL Alberto
HALVORSEN Kristoffer
LANGEVELD Sebastian
KEUKELEIRE Jens

Gazprom-RusVelo

Groupama – FDJ

LUDVIGSSON Tobias
DEMARE Arnaud

Israel Start-Up Nation

MCCABE Travis
DOWSETT Alex
CIMOLAI Davide
NEILANDS Krists

Lotto-Soudal

DEGENKOLB John
GILBERT Philippe
MAES Nikolas
MARCZYŃSKI Tomasz

Mitchelton-Scott

YATES Adam
IMPEY Daryl

Movistar Team

SOLER Marc
OLIVEIRA Nelson

Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè

Arkéa-Samsic

BOUHANNI Nacer
VACHON Florian
ROSA Digo
GESBERT Elie

NTT Pro Cycling

BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
POZZOVIVO Domenico

Team Jumbo-Visma

TEUNISSON Mike
GROENEWEGEN Dylan
JANSEN Amund Grondahl
DE PLUS Laurens
MARTIN Tony
BOUWMAN Koen
VAN EMDEN Jos

Vini-Zabù-KTM

VISCONTI Giovanni

Team Sunweb

KELDERMAN Wilco
BERNOOT Tiesj
MATTHEWS Michael

Trek-Segafredo

BRAMBILLA Gianluca
NIBALI Vincenzo
CICCONE Giulio

UAE-Team Emirates

GAVIRIA Fernando
ARU Fabio
RICHEZE Max
FORMOLO Davide
DOMBROWSKI Joe
ULISSI Diego

Team Total Direct Energie

CALMEJANE Lilian
GAUDIN Damien
SIMON Julien
PETIT Adrien

Androni-Giocattoli-Sidermec

RESTREPO Jhonatan