Starting from the Tyrrhenian coastal town of Lido di Camaiore, the 2020 Tirreno-Adriatico will make its way across country over 8 stages, finishing with the familiar ITT in San Benedetto del Tronto, on 14 September.
On paper, the 8 stages are split with 3 suiting the sprinters, 4 for the climbers and the final 10km ITT for the specialists against the clock. The queen stage being stage 5, includes the mountain summit finish to Sassotetto.
NTT Pro Cycling will take the start with strong mix of climbing talent. Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier, Louis Meintjes and Benjamin Dyball will be looking to shine on the longer climbs while Carlos Barbero, Enrico Gasparotto and Samuele Battistella could take aim at any of the punchy stages.
Victor Campenaerts will no doubt be hoping to ride strongly throughout the race before trying to repeat his ITT stage win of last year, on the final stage.
Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier – NTT Pro Cycling
“It was disappointing to crash at Gran Piemonte, as it affected my next races, but I feel like I have recovered well now for Tirreno-Adriatico. There are some stages here that suit my characteristics so I hope to go well on these days because it will be important for the confidence going toward Giro d'Italia. We have a nice team for the race, I think Carlos showed he is going really well at the moment and when there is a TT, Victor is always there, so we have options to race for the best result possible every day.”
About NTT Pro Cycling:
Founded in 2007, NTT Pro Cycling (formerly Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka) (www.NTTProCycling.com) became the first-ever African cycling team to gain a WorldTour license, in 2016. With the support of our headline sponsor and technology innovation partner, NTT, we are the most purpose-driven, performance-led, and technology-enabled team in pro cycling today.
Our ambition is to continue to race at the highest levels in world cycling, to develop riders to realise their full potential and to inspire and motivate people across the African continent to ride bicycles.
We have bases in South Africa, Denmark, the Netherlands and Italy.
We also ride to raise awareness for Qhubeka, a global charity operating in South Africa, through our #BicyclesChangeLives campaign.
The hands on the back of the team race jersey are a reminder that every Qhubeka bicycle is a helping hand up to a beneficiary, which are provided through Qhubeka's learn-to-earn and work-to-earn programmes.
Qhubeka (www.Qhubeka.org) is a charity that moves people forward with bicycles. People earn bicycles through our programmes, improving their access to schools, clinics and jobs.
A bicycle is a tool that helps people to travel faster and further, and to carry more. In the face of extreme and persistent poverty, bicycles can change lives by helping to address socioeconomic challenges at the most basic level – helping people to get where they need to go.
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NTT Pro Cycling: Tirreno-Adriatico Lineup (1)