Tirreno-Adriatico Eolo 2021. The race organized by RCS Sport
Stage 1 of the Tirreno-Adriatico Eolo. The race, organized by RCS Sport, runs from 10 to 16 March and starts with today’s 156km-long stage, from Lido di Camaiore to Lido di Camaiore.
S.Yates, Pogačar, Thomas, Bernal, Fuglsang, Almeida, Landa, Nibali, Quintana, Bardet, Pinot and Higuita will all be aiming for overall victory at this year’s race. Among the riders likely to target stage wins during this edition are some of the world’s best sprinters, finisseurs and TT specialists, including: Van der Poel, Van Aert, Alaphilippe, Sagan, Van Avermaet, Ganna, Ewan, Gaviria, Ballerini, Viviani and Merlier.
LIVE RACE UPDATES
Live race updates are available at https://www.tirrenoadriatico.it/en/
Lido di Camaiore (Start): sunny, 13°C. Wind: weak – 5kmh, N.
Lido di Camaiore (16.15 – Finish ): sunny 13°C. Wind: weak – 8kmh, W.
The peloton, 175 riders strong, passed km 0 at 12:38.
Maglia Azzurra (blue), General Classification Leader, sponsored by Sara Assicurazioni.
Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), General Individual Classification by Points Leader, sponsored by Segafredo Zanetti.
Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains Classification Leader, sponsored by Enel.
Maglia Bianca (white), Young Rider General Classification Leader, born after 1 January 1996, sponsored by Sportful.
Stage 1, Lido di Camaiore - Lido di Camaiore (156km)
A stage split into two parts, both of which form circuits. Over approximately the first 90km, the riders will lap a 24km circuit of Monte Pitoro (with an ascent from the Stiava side) 3 times, descending on Camaiore. After the third lap, the route follows three almost complete circuits of a larger 29km loop between Pietrasanta and Lido di Camaiore, before a likely sprint finish at Lido di Camaiore.
The last few kilometers are perfectly flat, consisting of long straights with only two bends at the stage’s finale. Arrival on an asphalt road, 8m wide.
LIDO DI CAMAIORE
Lido di Camaiore is conveniently located to be an ideal starting point to explore both the beautiful Tuscan countryside and the major art and tourist cities of Tuscany and Liguria. Washed by the Ligurian Sea, and stretching between Marina di Pietrasanta and Viareggio, its lovely golden sand beach is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The pretty seafront promenade is lined with beach resorts, res- taurants and shops. The Bellavista Vittoria pier offers a stunning view of the coast, against the backdrop of the Apuan Alps. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of beach activities, as well as a ride along the cycle track that leads from Viareggio all the way to Forte dei Marmi. Further inland, up the hills, the verdant countryside serves as the perfect setting for hiking, biking or horse riding, whereas the nearby mountains offer tracks and trails aplenty. Lido di Camaiore hosted Giro d’Italia stage finishes in 1997, in 2002 and in 2007, and it has become the usual opener of Tirreno-Adriatico in recent years.
TV broadcasting schedule of the Tirreno-Adriatico Eolo International TV Schedule is available here.