Primož Roglič and Wout van Aert will start their 2023 road season in Tirreno-Adriatico, with Jumbo-Visma sending a stacked team. Newly crowned Strade Bianche winner Tom Pidcock, Enric Mas, Adam Yates and many other great GC riders will make this "race of the two seas" exciting .
Tirreno-Adriatico stage 7 was made for sprinters with the final straight into a headwind, staying sheltered until late was key. Bahrain-Victorious sprinter Phil Bauhaus was patient and launched the sprint in the last moment, winning his 4th World Tour race with Cavendish and Merlier caught out of position.
Caleb Ewan again proved that if he is in a good position before the sprint, he will probably finish first. The Australian overtook Arnaud Demare in the last metres of the pavé straight, winning Tirreno-Adriatico stage 3.
The Italian proved again that he is close to unbeatable on his best form, beating his biggest threat, Remco Evenepoel, by 11 seconds in the 13.9 kilometre long and completely flat ITT