Tirreno-Adriatico 2013 Preview – Stage 1 – TTT


The race starts on 6 March, Wednesday and the first stage is a short (16.9 km), almost flat team-time-trial. The time differences won’t matter much thus the stage is not important considering GC but will be a decider for the next 3 day’s pink jersey holder. Also consider it as a teams’ presentation…

BMC won the only team-time-trial of the season in Tour of Qatar, where almost every team was using road bicycles instead of team-trial ones. SKY came second 5 seconds behind BMC and Omega-Pharma-Quickstep came third. Brent Bookwalter and Adam Blythe will not be in the squad but still BMC brought a strong team and is the main contender. It can be Taylor Phinney wearing the blue jersey at the end of the day but expect some strong resistance from SKY, OPQ, Movistar and even RadioShack Leopard.