Tirreno–Adriatico starts on Wednesday 13 March, so if you’re planning to follow the race as it unfolds, here’s everything we know about where you can find live coverage and highlights in the UK, US and Australia.
Tirreno–Adriatico is now in its 54th year. It kicks off next Wednesday with the traditional team time-trial in Lido di Camaoire, leading into a series of both flat and undulating races towards the Adriatic coast, before culminating in an individual time-trial in San Benedetto del Tronto.
The entire race covers 1,040.5km of riding over seven days.
The route traverses the width of Italy, and features mountainous climbs flanked by two flat time-trials www.tirrenoadriatico.it
How can I watch Tirreno–Adriatico 2019 live in the UK?
Eurosport has the rights to all 2019 UCI WorldTour races, so they’ll be showing live coverage of all seven stages of Tirreno–Adriatico. A subscription costs £9.99 per month or £39.99 per year.
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, then for £6.99 on top of your monthly membership, you can access the Eurosport Player. If you’re not already a member but want to sign up, you can get a 30-day free trial before paying £7.99 per month for Amazon Prime membership.
You can also watch the Eurosport channel through TVPlayer if you’re signed up to its Premium Plan. The first month is free and then you pay £6.99 per month or £69.90 per year (where you get two months free).
How can I watch Tirreno–Adriatico 2019 live in the US?
You can catch live coverage of several Tirreno–Adriatico on FuboTV. A ‘Basic’ plan is $44.99 per month (though you can get your first month for $39.99). You can also get a free trial.
FloSports Media will also be broadcasting live coverage of Tirreno–Adriatico 2019 on its FloBikes channel. Plans start at $12.50 per month.
Live race coverage is also being shown on NBC Sports Gold with the NBC Cycling Pass. While it usually costs $49.99 per year, the subscription year runs from June 2018–June 2019, so it’s currently reduced to just $19.99. The subscription will auto-renew unless you cancel.
You can also catch live coverage on NBCSN if you have cable.
How can I watch Tirreno–Adriatico 2019 live in Australia?
Unlike many of the other races we’ve covered, SBS don’t appear to be showing live coverage of Tirreno–Adriatico 2019 (though please do correct us if we’re wrong!).
If you’re in Australia then you can catch the live action via Eurosport, with all the details outlined above in the UK section.
This is all we can currently find out about Australian coverage, so let us know in the comments below, if we’ve missed anything.
How can I follow Tirreno–Adriatico 2019 if I can’t watch live coverage?
We imagine that channels showing live coverage would also provide highlights, but we recommend checking their individual broadcast schedules to be sure.
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Tirreno–Adriatico 019 schedule
Stage 1: Lido di Camaiore, Wednesday 13 March
Stage 1 is a team time-trial on the Tyrrhenian coast www.tirrenoadriatico.it
It’s the same as last year’s race and is completely flat, so expect high speeds www.tirrenoadriatico.it
Stage 2: Camaiore – Pomarance, Thursday 14 March
Stage 2 is a 189km race to Pomarance www.tirrenoadriatico.it
It’s a hilly one, concluding with a moderate 12km climb www.tirrenoadriatico.it
Stage 3: Pomarance – Foligno, Friday 15 March
Stage 3 moves through Siena and tackles the Passo del Rospatoio www.tirrenoadriatico.it
It’s a 224km route, which undulates mostly in the first half, culminating in a flat 30km stretch www.tirrenoadriatico.it
Stage 4: Foligno – Fossombrone, Saturday 16 March
Stage 4 is a war of attrition, comparable to Liège-Bastogne-Liège www.tirrenoadriatico.it
Dotted with short and sharp climbs, it’s a pretty tough stage to complete www.tirrenoadriatico.it
Stage 5: Colli al Metauro – Recanati, Sunday 17 March
Stage 5 is another hilly day, leading from Colli al Metauro to an uphill finish in Recanati www.tirrenoadriatico.it
The last 85km include nine consecutive climbs, with ramps up to 18% www.tirrenoadriatico.it
Stage 6: Matelica – Jesi, Monday 18 March
Stage 6 is likely to end in a fast finishers showdown www.tirrenoadriatico.it
While it’s pretty undulating to start with, it concludes with a three-lap 12.8km-circuit around Jesi www.tirrenoadriatico.it
Stage 7: San Benedetto del Tronto, Tuesday 19 March
Stage 7 marks the climax of Tirreno-Adriatico and ends in San Benedetto del Tronto www.tirrenoadriatico.it
It culminates in the traditional individual time-trial up and down the flat Adriatic seafront www.tirrenoadriatico.it