Tirreno-Adriatico begins on Wednesday March 13, with a host of Grand Tour stars taking to the start line, including Grand Tour hopefuls like Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb).
There race is bookended by time trials, but contains two sprint stages as well as three with rolling hills – so there will also be several Classics contenders looking to sharpen their form, like Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Greg Van Avermaet (CCC) as well as sprinters such as Fernando Gaviria (Deceuninck–Quick Step).
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Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won the race in 2017 – he did not return for 2018 and has made no move to race in 2019 either. The reigning champion is Michał Kwiatkowski, who is also not down to start this year.
Eurosport will be showing the race live, on Eurosport 2, each day.
Tirreno-Adriatico 2019 TV schedule
Stage one: Wednesday March 13
1300-1530 LIVE stage one on Eurosport 2
Stage two: Thursday March 14
1230-1530 LIVE stage two on Eurosport 2
Stage three: Friday March 15
1230-1530 LIVE stage three on Eurosport 2
Stage four: Saturday March 16
1300-1530 LIVE stage four on Eurosport 2
Stage five: Sunday March 17
1300-1530 LIVE stage five on Eurosport 2
Stage six: Monday March 18
1230-1530 LIVE stage six on Eurosport 2
Stage seven: Tuesday March 19
1230-1530 LIVE stage seven on Eurosport 2
Website and Social Media
Official Twitter account: @TirrenAdriatico
Official website: www.tirrenoadriatico.it/en/
Tirreno-Adriatico 2019 stages
|Stage one, Wednesday March 13||Lido di Camaiore||21.5km TTT|
|Stage two, Thursday March 14||Camaiore – Pomarance||195km hills|
|Stage three, Friday March 15||Pomarance – Foligno||226km flat|
|Stage four, Saturday March 16||Foligno – Fossombrone||221km hills|
|Stage five, Sunday March 17||Colli al Metauro – Recanati||180km hills|
|Stage six, Monday March 18||Matelica – Jesi||195km flat|
|Stage seven, Tuesday March 19||San Benedetto del Tronto||10km ITT|