Our Italian race chaser Alessandro simply has bike racing pulsing through his veins. He was born on the Tirreno and now lives on the Adriatic so when the Tirreno-Adriatco came into his region this past week he couldn't help but skip work and travel to see the race. Just one last roadside warmup for him before his first true love, Sunday's Milan Sanremo.
Pro Analysis: Amongst the great racing and spectacular scenery at the 2014 Tirreno Adriatco Lee Rodgers also managed to find some controversy as Alberto Contador burst back to his pre-suspension form with a dominating display in the hills. Here's Lee's take on what was a truly high class race this year.
Mar 20, 2014 - Alberto Contador dominated the mountain stages in the Tirreno-Adriatico to take the final overall and we have all the video action, reports and results from the Italian stage race. Plus the Nokere Koerse results and the team news for Milan-Sanremo. Sky seems unsure of the effects of altitude on its riders and news on Cancellara, Keisse and more - it's EuroTrash Thursday!
The last prizes in Tirreno-Adriatico were handed out this afternoon. The last stage was an individual time trial of 9,1 kilometers with start and finish in San Benedetto del Tronto. Adriano Malori covered the flat course the fastest and left Fabian Cancellara and Bradley Wiggins behind him, who became second and third respectively. World champion time trial Tony Martin got fourth.
Chris Horner won't take part in the 6th stage of Tirreno-Adriatico (Bucchianico-Porto Sant'Elpidio).
Mar 17, 2014 - A full week-end of cycle sport as Carlos Betancur wins Paris-Nice and Alberto Contador takes control of Tirreno-Adriatica, as always we have all the news, views, results and video action. In other cycling news; the Ronde van Drenthe, bad luck at Sky, Belkin hits Flanders and some silliness from Marcel Kittel. Monday EuroTrash coffee time!
Mar 13, 2014 - The most important early season stage races; Paris-Nice & Tirreno-Adriatico are well under way and we have the results, rider quotes and video. Top Story is the saving of the GP Indurain and in other cycling news: non-sign on of riders, Wild Cards for Amstel, Belkin for Drenthe, MTN in Suisse, women’s racing on TV and the Sky v’s Orica-GreenEdge battle begins. Some good retro video too…coffee?
At the historic Centro Civico in the beautiful Tuscan village of Bolgheri, a dozen of the world’s finest cyclists gathered this afternoon at the pre-Tirreno-Adriatico ‘Top Riders’ press conference.
Wednesday, 12th of March, it’s time for this year’s Italian stage race classic, Tirreno-Adriatico where Tinkoff-Saxo put up a powerful line-up containing: Alberto Contador, Daniele Bennati, Manuele Boaro, Matteo Tosatto, Nicolas Roche, Michael Mørkøv, Roman Kreuziger and Sergio Paulinho.
ORICA-GreenEDGE will line up for Tirreno-Adriatico on Wednesday with three key objectives:
Cadel Evans will lead the BMC Racing Team at Tirreno-Adriatico, a race he won in 2011 on the way to his victory at the Tour de France.
The 49th Tirreno-Adriatico, organised by RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport, starts in Donoratico on Wednesday 12 March and concludes, as tradition dictates, at San Benedetto del Tronto on Tuesday 18 March.