Tirreno–Adriatico 2017 odds
It was officially presented the Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 , the 52nd edition of one of the most important bicycle races of the entire international calendar. The race which will award, among others, the Blue Jersey, the most significant, that of leader of the championship, will be held from 8th to 14th of March throughout the Italian Centre . They will touch historical locations like Lido di Camaiore , the starting location of the first stage, and San Benedetto del Tronto , the final goal of the Corsa dei Due Mari, without forgetting the presence of the Terminillo and areas recently affected by the earthquake.
Lido di Camaiore - Lido di Camaiore, 22.7 km : the first day of the 2017 Tirreno-Adriatico consists of a team time trial, completely flat and very fast. Only one intermediate, at km 9.5, in the trial, which last year was won by the BMC.
Camaiore - Pomarance, 228 km : the first portion of the new edition presents suitable for finsseur. Mixed stage with four climbs along the second part while it seems almost flat in the first. Also three Grands Prix of the Mountain (GPM), in Serrazzano, Volterra and Montecatini Val di Cecina, the three municipalities of the Province of Pisa.
Monterotondo Marittimo - Montalto di Castro, 204 km : third leg very fast in the first and the last part with several intermediate climbs that should not prevent the final rush. They will therefore be the best sprinters the favorites for the partial success: just last year, in fact in the same locality prevailed in a sprint Colombian Fernando Gaviria.
Montalto di Castro - Terminillo, 177 km : things will start to get serious in the fourth stage, the fraction queen of the Tirreno-Adriatico 2017, characterized by a charming destination located on the Terminillo, 16 km with an average gradient of 7.3% and maximum of 12 %. Two intermediate GPM as a backdrop to a day that promises to be particularly spectacular.
Rieti-Fermo, 209 km : certainly the fraction with more symbolic and emotional charge of the whole event. In the first part of it, along the Salaria, runners will cross the areas affected by the earthquakes of August and last October. Once in the stop, it will face a circuit that will run some of the area walls, more than 10% gradient, then finished in the historical center of the city.
Ascoli Piceno - Civitanova Marche, 168 km : the last leg of the race online. On this occasion, they will be particularly advantaged the sprinter who, after crossing the Macerata, will be played throughout the long final straight of Civitanova boardwalk (over 1 km).
San Benedetto del Tronto - San Benedetto del Tronto, 10.1 km : final day, where runners take part in the individual time trial in San Benedetto, classic closing seat of the Tirreno-Adriatico.
The calendar for Rigoberto Uran's 2017 campaign is ready and Cannondale is confident about his strength. "He will ride the Tirreno-Adriatico, (the Clasica) San Sebastian, the Ardennes classics (Amstel Gold Race, La Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege), as well as the Criterium du Dauphine and the Tour de France. He won't ride the Giro d'Italia. "Following this path, I think we can go serenely with him, without any rush. It is his second season with us and we are happy with his performance, but I think he can get more victories and we will aim for that," the manager concluded.