Strade Bianche and Strade Bianche Women Elite will open RCS Sport’s 2022 racing calendar on 5 March, followed by the Tirreno-Adriatico on 7-13 March. The Milano-Sanremo will be the first Monument Classic, taking place on 19 March, while the Milano-Torino will return to its original spring schedule on the 16 March, placed between the ‘Race of the Two Seas’ and the ‘Classicissima di Primavera’ with Il Giro di Sicilia on 12-15 April.
The Giro d’Italia, meanwhile, will take place from 6-29 May. A request from RCS Sport for an additional rest day has been accepted by the UCI, given the race’s Grande Partenza from abroad. Il Gran Piemonte and Il Lombardia will take place on 6 and 8 October respectively.