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All the essential info for the Race of the Two Seas – Rouleur

Peloton sprinting to the finish in San Benedetto del Tronto for the Terrino-Adriatico 2022

Date: Monday March 6, 2023 – Sunday March 12, 2023
Start: Lido di Camaiore 
Finish: San Benedetto del Tronto 
Total distance: 1,171.5km
Stages: Seven
Riders: 175
Teams: 25
Defending champion: Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)

Held in the middle of Italy’s boot, Tirreno-Adriatico has become known as the Race of the Two Seas as the peloton rides from the Tyrrhenian coast, in recent years from Lido di Camaiore, to the Adriatic coast for the finish in San Benedetto del Tronto. 

It was first raced in 1966, and in 2023 the stage race will be in its 58th edition. The race has become one of Italy’s most prestigious stage races and is considered a vital test for any riders who are aiming to ride the Giro d’Italia two months later. 

Roger De Vlaeminck holds the record for the most wins in this race, with a whopping six victories between 1972 until 1977. While there is a list of riders who have won this race twice including Primož Roglič, Alberto Contador and Vincenzo Nibali, no one has come close to challenging De Vlaeminck’s record. 

Tadej Pogačar is the current defending champion having won the race in 2021 and 2022, beating Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) last year by a comfortable margin. Pogačar will not be returning to defend his title this year, instead UAE Team Emirates will be sending Jay Vine and Adam Yates to contest the overall.

Other riders expected to be on the start line are Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal – Quick-Step), Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), and Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers). 

Teams list for Tirreno-Adriatico: 

All 18 UCI WorldTour teams will be on the start line for the Tirreno-Adriatico, as well as seven wild card teams selected by the race organisers. 

  • AG2R Citröen 
  • Alpecin-Deceuninck
  • Astana Qazaqstan 
  • Bahrain-Victorious 
  • Bora-Hansgrohe 
  • Cofidis 
  • EF Education-EasyPost
  • Groupama-FDJ 
  • Ineos Grenadiers 
  • Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
  • Jumbo-Visma
  • Movistar 
  • Soudal Quick-Step
  • Team Arkéa-Samsic
  • Team DSM
  • Jayco AlUla 
  • Trek-Segafredo
  • UAE Team Emirates 
  • Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
  • Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizané
  • Israel-Premier Tech
  • Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team
  • Team Corratec 
  • TotalEnergies 
  • Tudor Pro Cycling Team

Tirreno-Adriatico route 2023: 

Starting in Lido di Camaiore, the 2023 Tirreno-Adriatico is fast out the blocks with an 11.5km-long time trial. The pan flat route is basically two straight roads with a U-turn in the middle….

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