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Route Map, Route Preview and Flyover Video

Giro 2009 Route Fly Through

December 17 update: Similiar to last year, Gazzetta dello Sport has put together a nifty animated fly through/ fly over of the 2009 Giro route (), originally shown during the corsa rosa roll out last Saturday in Venice. — Steve

The Italian riders on hand for the 2009 Route Presentation. Left: The climbers included Garzelli, Simoni, Di Luca and Basso; Right: Bennati and Pettachi represented the sprinters. (enlarge photo) photo: steephill.tv/sirotti

The route presentation took place at the majestic Teatro La Fenice in Venice (enlarge photo)
photo: steephill.tv/sirotti

Danilo di Luca was joined by his killer wife (enlarge photo)
photo: steephill.tv/sirotti

The route is now official

December 13 update: There were no surprises in the official route announcement for the 92nd Giro d'Italia. The stage distances, maps and profiles are now posted for all stages (see right). Stage 10 (Cuneo → Pinerolo) is the queen stage featuring 5 big climbs including Col d'Izard, the Cima Coppi for this year. — Steve


Giro d'Italia celebrates 100 years with bella routecyclingnews
Ecco il Giro delle meravigliegazzetta.it
  Lance Armstrong's recorded message from Tenerifevideo.gazzetta.it
  Pre and Post Presentation Video including rider interviewsvideo.gazzetta.it
Photos from today's presentation in Veniceyahoo
The All New Centenary Editionpezcyclingnews
What The Riders Had To Say!pezcyclingnews

Comparing 2009 to previous years... 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Flat Stages 6 6 8 6 ?
Medium Mountain Stages 6 7 5 4 ?
Mountain Stages 5 4 5 4 5
# of Categorized Climbs (Cat 2, 1 and HC) 23 23 22 20 24
Mountaintop Finishes 6 5 4 4 4
Total Individual Time Trial Distance 77k 63k 65k 56k 80k
Overall Distance 3396k 3424k 3442k 3526k 3498k

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