Contrary to what we’re used to this year’s Tirreno does not end but begins with an ITT. Stage 1 travels on 13.9 kilometres of flat road along the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The 2nd stage is the longest race of this edtion – hilly in the first part, flat in the second. The first chance for the fast men.
Stage 3 takes in a mix of flat sections and more accidented terrain, offering the sprinters the second opportunity to shine.
The following two days are perfect for puncheurs. Stage 4 includes an elevation gain of more than 3,000 metres, while the 3.8 kilometres finish climb averages 7%.
Stage 5 is the so-called Tappa dei Muri. The finale in particular is packed with double digit ramps. To pep things further up it takes place on narrow stone-paved streets of the historical town of Fermo.
The Tirreno-Adriatico serves the Queen Stage on the penultimate day. In the last 35 kilometres the riders tackle a double ascent of Monte Carpegna – 6.2 kilometres at 9.6% – before an ensuing drop to the line.
The last stage finishes on a pan-flat circuit in San Benedetto del Tronto. The lap is repeated five times before an inevitable bunch sprint concludes the Race of the Two Seas.
Tirreno-Adriatico 2022: route, profiles, more
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