The Week That Was...
Ian comments on the happenings in the world of cycling.
otherwise known as the most beautiful kilometre in
As beautiful girls clad in tight pink suits danced to the sound of ?Light my fire? by The Doors, the assembled guests got there first chance to view the 2005 Giro route, beginning on Saturday, May 7th. Last year's winner, Cunego said, "It's a beautiful course; very good for climbers and I think it's good for me." He went on to add that his teammate in the new Lampre-Cafitta team, Gilberto Simoni, would be " united with me " in trying to win the race for the team....Hmmm, only time will see!
Cunego?s major rival this year is tipped to be Team CSC?s Ivan Basso who finished second in last years Tour de France. "I hope to do even better in the Giro than the last time I rode it five years ago; since then, I have done three
The full Giro stage listings are as follows:
Saturday May 7 - Prologue TT: Reggio Calabria, 1,150 m
Sunday May 8 - Stage 1: Reggio Calabria - Tropea, 208 km
Monday May 9 - Stage 2:
Tuesday May 10 - Stage 3: Diamante - Giffoni Valle Piana, 210 km
Wednesday May 11 - Stage 4: Giffoni Valle Piana - Frosinone, 197 km
Thursday May 12 - Stage 5: Celano -
Friday May 13 - Stage 6: Viterbo - Marina Di Grosseto, 154 km
Saturday May 14 - Stage 7:
Sunday May 15 - Stage 8: Lamporecchio -
Monday May 16 - Stage 9:
Tuesday May 17 - Rest Day-Ravenna
Wednesday May 18 - Stage 10:
Thursday May 19 - Stage 11: Marostica - Zoldo Alto, 150 km
Friday May 20 - Stage 12: Alleghe - Rovereto, 178 km
Saturday May 21 - Stage 13: Mezzocorona - Ortisei, 217 km
Sunday May 22 - Stage 14: Egna - Livigno, 210 km
Monday May 23 - Stage 15: Livigno - Lissone, 207 km
Tuesday May 24 - Rest Day - Lissone
Wednesday May 25 - Stage 16: Lissone - Varazze, 207 km
Thursday May 26 - Stage 17: Varazze - Limone Piemonte (Colle di Tenda), 194 km
Friday May 27 - Stage 18: Chieri -
Saturday May 28 - Stage 19: Savigliano - Sestriere (Le Valli Olimpiche), 190 km
Sunday May 29 - Stage 20: Albese con Cassano - Milano, 121 km
Total race distance: 3,465km
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Until next week,