Later over one month of competitions, started in late January between Australia and South America, the best professionals riders of the Italian cycling challenged in the first important race to stages of the national calendar on the roads of 46th Tyrrhenian-Adriatic.
2011’s edition of the “two seas’ race” took place from 9th to 15th March, with start from Tuscany, fromMarina di Carrara, and finish line on the Marche’s Adriatic coast. The winner of Tyrrhenian-Adriatic was crowned on the finish line of the palms coast of Saint Benedict of the Tronto.
In 2010, victory was contended up to the last kilometre between Stefano Garzelli and Michele Scarponi, then classified in that order for difference of positioning, at the end of a week of brave competition. The Tirreno-Adriatico 2011 was as many interesting, with 20 teams at the start-line and 160 riders and the presence of Damiano Cunego and Belgian Philippe Gilbert.
The final classification for the 2011 edition of the “two seas’ race”, third stage in the world UCI calendar is the following:
1 – Cadel Evans;
2 – Robert Gesink 11″;
3 – Michele Scarponi 15″;
4 – Ivan Basso 24″;
5 – Vincenzo Nibali 30″;
6 – Marco Pinotti 39″;
7 – Tiago Machado 42″;
8 – Damiano Cunego 50″.