Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 mapWhere: Italy
When: March 7-13 2018
Rank: UCI WorldTour

The Tirreno-Adriatico 2018 route features a Team Time Trial as an opener, with an Individual Time Trial to finish off the week and a summit finish on stage four.

The 53rd edition of the race will pay tribute to Italian rider Michele Scarponi who died last year, with the fifth stage reaching its conclusion in his home town of Filottrano.

Tirreno-Adriatico often serves as a preparation ground for those aiming for Milan-San Remo glory as well as those riders thinking of taking home the maglia rosa at the Giro d’Italia in May.

But much like Paris-Nice, the other week-long stage race that runs concurrently, Tirreno has prestige in its own right, with a roll call of winners that would be the envy of any race.

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) took a second victory at Tirreno-Adriatico in 2017, finishing well enough on the final time trial to hold off stage winner Rohan Dennis (BMC) and Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) from snatching overall glory.

The Colombian also took a stage victory on the queen stage to Monte Terminillo, showing his climbing prowess as he powered ahead of Britons Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) and Adam Yates (Orica-Scott).

World champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) dominated stage wins with two victories on stages two and five, narrowly missing out on a third victory to Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors).

Tirreno-Adriatico 2018 route

The route for the 2018 edition of Tirreno-Adricatico has been unveiled – it’ll cover 982km in total, with 11,000 metres of elevation.

Stage five will finish in Filottrano, as a tribute to Italian rider Michele Scarponi who died last year. 

Stage one, Wednesday March 7 Lido Di Camaiore TTT 21.5km
Stage two, Thursday March 8 Camaiore – Follonica 167km
Stage three, Friday March 9 Follonica – Trevi 234km
Stage four, Saturday March 10 Foligno – Sarnano -Sassotetto 219km
Stage five, Sunday March 11 Castelraimondo-Filottrano 178km
Stage six, Monday March 12 Numana – Fano 153km
Stage seven, Tuesday March 13 San Benedetto Del Tronto (ITT) 10km

Final 2017 general classification

1. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar, in 25-26-27
2. Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing, at 25 secs
3. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ, at 36 secs
4. Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-Jumbo, at 45 secs
5. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky, at 58 secs
6. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb, at 1-01
7. Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar, at 1-18
8. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac, at 1-36
9. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo, at 1-38
10. Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin, at 1-59

Tirreno-Adriatico 2017: Stages

Stage one, March 8, Lido di Camaiore, 22.7km (TTT) | Report
Stage two, March 9, Camaiore to Pomarance, 228km | Report
Stage three, March 10, Monterotondo Marittimo to Montalto di Castro, 204km | Report
Stage four, March 11, Montalto di Castro to Terminillo, 171km | Report
Stage five, March 12, Rieti to Fermo, 209km | Report
Stage six, March 13, Ascoli Piceno to Civitanova Marche, 168km | Report
Stage seven, March 14, San Benedetto del Tronto, 10.1km (ITT) | Report

Tirreno-Adriatico 2017: Teams

Ag2r La Mondiale (France)
Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec (Italy)
Astana (Kazakhstan)
Bahrain-Merida (Bahrain)
Bardiani-CSF (Italy)
BMC Racing (USA)
Bora-Hansgrohe (Germany)
Cannondale-Drapac (USA)
Dimension Data (RSA)
FDJ (France)
Katusha-Alpecin (Switzerland)
Lotto-Soudal (Belgium)
LottoNL-Jumbo (Netherlands)
Movistar (Spain)
Nippo-Vini Fantini (Italy)
Novo Nordisk (USA)
Orica-Scott (Australia)
Quick-Step Floors (Belgium)
Team Sky (Great Britain)
Team Sunweb (Germany)
Trek-Segafredo (USA)
UAE Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Tirreno-Adriatico: Recent winners

2017 Nairo Quintana
2016 Greg Van Avermaet
2015 Nairo Quintana
2014 Alberto Contador
2013 Vincenzo Nibali
2012 Vincenzo Nibali
2011 Cadel Evans
2010 Stefano Garzelli
2009 Michele Scarponi
2008 Fabian Cancellara

Key info: TV guide | Start list | Route guide
Previous editions: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Key riders: Vincenzo Nibali | Greg Van Avermaet | Nairo Quintana | Peter Sagan