Having been shunted from its regular annual March slot on the calendar by Covid-19, one Italy's most prestigious cycling races finally gets to hot the road this week - read on to find out how to get a Tirreno Adriatico 2020 no matter where you are in the world.
Nicknamed the Race of the Two Seas, even though its coastal route only really takes in the breathtaking scenery of the Adriatic (the original plan had been to incorporate the Tyrrhenian coastal area of Sicilly), the event has traditionally been seen as something of a warm-up for the Milan-San Remo, however that race has already now taken place.
The mixed up nature of the 2020 cycling calendar means the Tirreno Adriatico will now be taking place at the same time as the Tour De France.
Despite that clash, that shouldn't deter cycling fans from tuning in as this race will nevertheless still attract big name riders who will be treating it as the ideal precursor to the forthcoming Giro d'Italia and La Vuelta a España.
Billed as a expanded "special edition" of the race, this year's Tirreno Adriatico will be raced over eight stages instead of the usual seven, with three sprint stages, two on mixed terrain, and two in the mountains including a testing 13.2 kilometres uphill finish in Sarnano-Sassotetto.
2019 Giro winner Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos), Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick Step), and Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) are among the big names set to be battling out during the iconic finale in the picturesque setting of San Benedetto del Tronto.
Who will win this year? Read on to find out how to watch the Tirreno Adriatico matter where you are in the world.
Tirreno Adriatico 2020 - where and when
This eight-stage, UCI WorldTour race takes place between 7 to 14 September.
The riders get things started at the Tuscany beach resort of Lido di Camaiore at 12.45am local time (CEST) on Monday, which makes it an 11.45am BST start in the UK and 6.45am ET/ 3.45am PT in the US.
Watch the Tirreno Adriatico 2020 online from outside your country
We have details of all the US, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of this iconic cycling event further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching the Tirreno Adriatico 2020 , but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.
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How to watch the Tirreno Adriatico 2020 online in the US
While NBC is usually the home of elite-level cycling in America, it will be concentrating on its coverage of the Tour De France.
If you're in the States and looking to watch the action from Italy, cycling speciality streaming service FloBikes is the place to head to watch this iconic race which will have full live coverage of each stage. A subscription to FloBikes will set you back $30 per month or $150 for the year, and gives you access to most of the cycling season's biggest races.
How to stream the Tirreno Adriatico 2020 live in the UK
Eurosport has exclusive live coverage of the Bretagne Classic in the UK, with Eurosport 1 the channel to head to via Sky, BT TV or Virgin Media. If you're looking to watch the race on a laptop or mobile device, you'll need to grab the standalone Eurosport Player twitch costs £6.99 a month or £39.99 for the whole year. Live coverage of the Tirreno Adriatico 2020 starts on either platform at 12.30pm BST on Monday September 7th .
How to stream the Tirreno Adriatico 2020 live in Canada
Like the US, Canadians can watch all the action from France via streaming service FloBikes. A monthly subscription will cost you $30 while a yearly account will set you back $150 ($12.50 per month), which will give you access to coverage of major cycling events throughout the year.
Live stream Tirreno Adriatico 2020 in Australia
The Tirreno Adriatico is usually shown Down Under via Eurosport. However we're still awaiting confirmation as to whether that's set to be the case with the 2020 edition, but with the UK equivalent of the network showing the event, we'd expect that coverage to also be available to Australians.
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