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Tirreno-Adriatico Stats

Historical stats

– Dino Zandegu won the first edition of the race, which was called at tht time “The Three Days of the South” (1966)

– Roger De Vlaeminck has the most overall victories, six, between 1972 and 1977

– The Belgian is also the rider who got the most stage wins, 15

– Italy leads in the nations classification, with 24 triumphs, the last one being scored by Vincenzo Nibali, in 2013

– Nibali is the only cyclist who has won Tirreno-Adriatico and the Giro d’Italia in the same season

– Only one non-European rider took home Neptun’s Trident: Australia’s Cadel Evans, in 2012

– 1997 saw the longest edition, 1437 kilometers; the shortest one came in 1973, just 582 kilometers

– With one exception (1966), all the editions have finished in the same town, San Benedetto del Tronto

– In 2003, Filippo Pozzato became the youngest ever winner (21 years and 193 days); the oldest winner is Stefano Garzelli, 36 years and 252 days in 2010

– Spain’s Oscar Freire is the only world champion who finished first in the overall classification (2005)

– In two occasions, the first and the second rider in the GC came home in the same time (1966: Dino Zandegu – Vito Taccone; 2010: Stefano Garzelli-Michele Scarponi)

– Biggest gap between the winner and the cyclist who finished second was recorded in 1990, when 2:31 separated Tony Rominger and Zenon Jaskula

2016 stats

– 23 teams (18 World Tour and 5 Pro Continental) will be at the start of this year’s edition

– Of these, five are winless in 2016: Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec, Bora-Argon 18, CCC Sprandi Polkowice, Giant-Alpecin and Lampre-Merida

– The riders in Tirreno-Adriatico have won a combined total of 5 Grand Tours, 17 Monuments, 10 World Titles and more than 170 Grand Tour stages

– Five neo-pros will ride Tirreno-Adriatico, with the race acting as their first ever World Tour event: Søren Kragh Andersen, Fernando Gaviria, Gregor Mühlberger, Jaime Roson and Lorenzo Rota

– In 2016, 33 nations will be represented in the peloton, Italy being the one with the most cyclists at the startline, 49

– Youngest rider in the race is Bardiani’s Lorenzo Rota (20 years); oldest one is Davide Rebellin (44 years)

– The line-up of the 51st edition includes two former winners: Fabian Cancellara and Vincenzo Nibali

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