The 2016 Tirreno-Adriatico was an atypical edition. Because the Queen Stage was cancelled due to heavy snowfall the race boiled down to a battle between Greg Van Avermaet and Peter Sagan. Before the start of the time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto Van Avermaet enjoyed an 8 seconds lead over Sagan. When they finished there was 1 second left, so the BMC-rider took the overall win.
For years now the route of the last stage in the Tirreno-Adriatico has been more or less the same. The distance may vary somewhat, but the flat route on straight roads goes along the Mediterranean. First 5 kilometres one way and then another 5 kilometres back, while two 90-degree turns in short succession halfway account for all the steering. The intermediate check point is halfway, too.
Last year Fabian Cancellara powered to the win in 11’08”.
Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 stage 7: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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Start in San Benedetto del Tronto
Finish in San Benedetto del Tronto