Camaiore is known from the Gran Premio Città di Camaiore, a race discontinued this year. The last two editions were won by Diego Ullisi and Peter Sagan, while Vincenzo Nibalio and Eddy Merckx were among past victors. As a consolation, the opening stage of the Tirreno opens in the borough on the coast: Lido di Camaiore.
Steering is not a major requirement today. In straight lines the route goes along the Tyrrhenian coast. Four bends, that’s it.
Last year the opening-TTT was not cancelled and it was Omega Pharma-QuickStep (now Etixx-QuickStep) being fastest, with Mark Cavendish claiming the leader’s jersey.
The first rider to start is Italian Davide Villela at 13:10. Followed by, amongst others, the following riders:
13:51 Carlos Betancur (col)
14:54 Joaquim Rodriguez (spa)
15:21 Daniel Martin (irl)
15:39 Bauke Mollema (nld)
15:51 Vincenzo Nibali (ita)
15:55 Greg Van Avermaet (usa)
15:56 Pierre Rolland (fra)
15:57 Rigoberto Uran Uran (col)
15:59 Nairo Quintana (col)
16:01 Fabian Cancellara (swi)
16:04 Alberto Contador (spa)
Tirreno Adriatico 2015 stage 1: Images and more
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