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The peloton from the 2008 Giro d'Italia climbing after the start in Pizzo on the picturesque west coast of Reggio Cababria near this year's stage 2 finish and the start of stage 3.

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Stage 3 results: Belletti wins the final sprint; Pietropolli takes his second overall title in four years

Stage 3 results
1  Manuel Belletti (Colnago-CSF Inox)
2  Danilo Napolitano (Acqua e Sapone)
3  Federico Canuti (Colnago-CSF Inox)

Final general classification
1  Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD	           13:52:54	 
2  Jose Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli	         + 0:06	 
3  Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale	                 + 0:09	
Belletti wins the final sprint; Pietropolli wins overall classificationcyclingnews
Stock photo of Manuel Belletti (Giro d'Italia Stage 13 winner) — sirotti
Full Stage 3 Resultssc1917girodicalabria.it
General classification after Stage 3sc1917girodicalabria.it
9 Big Photos from Stage 3sirotti
  Last Kms of Stage 3 (05:00 Italian) — raisport2
  Last Km ofGP d'Ouverture La Marseillaise 2011 (01:49 french) — france3

January 29 update: Stage 3 starts out hilly, but the second half of the race and the traditional finish in Reggio Calabria are dead flat. Lampre's Daniele Pietropolli will take a 6s lead over Jose Serpa and 9s lead over Daniel Oss into the final day. In 2008, Pietropolli, riding for LPR-Brakes, won the final stage and gained the powder blue leader's jersey from Barloworld's Steve Cummings when it counted most. There will be live text updates for the final stage. — Steve

Stage 2 results: Oscar Gatto wins a cold, rainy day ending in Vibo Valentia

9 Big Photos from Stage 2sirotti

Gatto gives Farnese Vini another wincyclingnews
Full Stage 2 Resultssc1917girodicalabria.it
General classification after Stage 2sc1917girodicalabria.it
Calabria, Gatto batte Oss Pietropolli tiene la magliagazzetta.it
9 Big Photos from Stage 2sirotti
  Last Kms of Stage 2 (10:00 Italian) — raisport2
Farnese Vini's Oscar Gatto storms to Stage 2 victory in Reggio Calabriavelonation
January 28 update: Stage 2 goes coast to coast from the Ionian Sea, west to the Tyrrhenian Sea. It's not as impressive as it sounds but it is the longest of three stages this year at 195 km. After starting in Soverato, the peloton will head west over the hilly Calabrian interior before the gradual climb into Vibo Valentia and the slightly downhill finish. — Steve

Stage 1 results: Daniele Pietropolli (Lampre-ISD) wins the first Europe race of the new year

9 Big Photos from Stage 1sirotti

Pietropolli sprints to win in Catanzarocyclingnews
Full Stage 1 Resultssc1917girodicalabria.it
General classification after Stage 1sc1917girodicalabria.it
Pietropolli in Calabria Buona la "prima"!gazzetta.it
  Last Kms of Stage 1 (10:09 Italian) — raisport2
9 Big Photos from Stage 1sirotti

January 27 update: A flat stage with a gradual uphill finish in Catanzaro. Mark Cavendish won his first Grand Tour stage in Catanzaro (photo above) during the 2008 Giro d'Italia. Pizzo to Catanzaro was the first stage after the Giro d'Italia returned to the mainland in 2008 which you may recall started on Sicily for the first three days. See the profile and route timetable for more details on this year's route (right). Big photos after the stage. — Steve
Big Photos the stage 3 finish in Catanzaro last yearsirotti

Race Preview

January 27 update: Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria (Tour of the Reggio Calabria province) is a class 2.1 stage race (three stages this year) in the most southern region of Italy that kicks off the UCI Europe Tour. 2011 represents the 61st edition of this rolling race. The
start list usally includes a mix bag of Italian stars out for an early tune-in, rising stars and guys coming back from suspension. Last year's winner was young Matteo Montaguti who has since signed with a ProTour team (Ag2r) for 2011. — Steve

Official Sitesc1917girodicalabria.it
Damiano Cunego to start his season in Reggio Calabriavelonation
Big Photos from 2010sirotti

In Diretta: Delayed Video Coverage

January 29 update: The official site started posting live text updates as of stage 2. Delayed broadcasts from multiple sources are posted below. Links to results, photos and video highlights will be posted on this page as they become available. We'll have big photos from each stage. — Steve

media source tv or internet comments/restrictions
   delayed video (restricted)
   delayed video (italian)
  tv schedule
Italy; 30 minutes of daily highlights from 22:30 to 23:00 CET on RaiSport2. We'll post highlights here shortly afterward.
   delayed video (italian)
  tv schedule (see comments)
Italy (unrestricted); Calabria Channel will have highlights at 00:30 CET Saturday (Friday night) for stage 1, 19:00 and 20:00 CET on Saturday for stage 2, 12:00 CET Sunday
   delayed video (italian)
  tv schedule (see comments)
Italy; RTC TELECALABRIA will have highlights started at 23:30 CET on Friday, 21:30 on Saturday and 12:00 Sunday, .
  live text updates (italian)
  live text updates (EN trans.)
 #trentino twitter group
Live official text updates started with stage 2
  steephill text updates
Updates on results, photos and video will be posted here as they become available
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