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Saxo Bank- Sunguard Officially Announces 2011 Giro d’Itallia Team with Alberto Contador

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Saxo Bank and Sunguard have officially announced the new team, which is expected to help Alberto Contador reach for the gold on the 7th of May for the 2011 Giro d’Italia.

A three time winner of the Tour de France, Contador will be backed by racers from six different countries with the exception of Richie Porte, who will not be racing under the team’s name this year.

The 2011 Giro d’Italia team will consists of Laurent Didier, Ukrainian Volodymir Gustov, Kasper Klostergaard and Michael Morkov from Denmark, Italian Matteo Tosatto and Spain’s Daniel Navarro, Jesus Hernandez and of course Alberto Contador…

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2011 Giro Giro d’ Italia Route

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17 regions—starting from Venaria Reale Torino and finishing off at Milano-Piazza Duomo cathedral, includes a total of 23 days–21 race days, 2 rest days. Expect 4 flat stages, 6 medium mountain stages, 8 mountain stages, 8 mountaintop finishes, a 45k individual time trialing, 21.5k team time trialing, yet an unknown number of categorized climbs (cat 2, 1 and HC) and an overall distance of 3498k now comes the most awaited 2011 Giro d’Italia Route. Celebrating 150 years of unification, Dir. Angelo Zomegnan makes this one a distinctive, innovative and above all difficult race, making a full tour of the country.

The tour also includes a stage in Reggio Emilia the Italian Tricolor flag’s birthplace; a dirt-track finish at the top of the 18.5km, 9.2% climb of the Colle de Finestre; and a trip to the tip of Italy’s boot into Sicily.

Mentioning the double climb at Etna volcano in one…

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Milram chooses Gerdemann to lead at Giro d’Italia

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Linus Gerdemann is slated to be the leader for Team Milram at Giro d’Italia next month. The 27-year-old German expressed his excitement over the upcoming race, “I’m very much looking forward to it. The Giro is a race with the highest priority for me. I always like to ride in Italian races and feel very comfortable there.”

The team’s roster will include Robert Forster who won three stages at the Giro before, Luke Roberts who won a stage at the Vuelta a Murcia and Thoman Rohregger from Austria.

Fabian Wegmann will lead the team at the Fleche Wallone since Gerdemann will sit the race out due to his recovery from bronchitis. Artur Gajek is Gerdemann’s replacement in the line-up. Gerdemann expects he can compete by Sunday for the Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

The rest of the Milram team for the Fleche Wallone are Johannes Fröhlinger, Christian Knees, Dominik Nerz, Dominik Roels, Paul Voß and Peter Wrolich.

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King of the Mountains Bike Tour at Giro d’Italia

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Performance cyclists looking for a challenging ride through gorgeous scenery will certainly have their work cut out for them as Thomson Bike Tours opens its King of the Mountains Bike Tour at Giro d’Italia.

As a cycling fan, you may already know that the Giro d’Italia features some of the best and toughest climbs in cycling events (and probably the most famous, as well). This year’s edition is no different, as pro-cyclists will have to take on hardcore ascents at Monte Zoncolan, which is infamous for its reputation as the most difficult climb in all of Europe.

Now, you may not be a professional cyclist yet, but if you’re the kind of rider whose mouth waters at the thought of conquering these slopes, then you will love the King of the Mountains Bike Tour.

First of all, you won’t even have to get on your bike to enjoy this tour, since participants…

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Details of 2010 Giro d’Italia Opening Stages

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The 2010 Giro d’Italia’s organizers have released information that the beginning stages will take place in the Netherlands. The 93rd Giro will open on Saturday, May 8th, 2010. The event will kick-off with an 8.4km time trial, which will pass through the center of Amsterdam, starting at the Museumplein and ending at the Olympic stadium. Riders will also pass the Van Gogh museum along the way. The second stage will also begin at the Museumplein, going 213km to Utrecht. The final stage of the Netherlands will the Zuidas, Amsterdam’s financial district, and end in Middelburg. “Amsterdam loves both the bicycle and top-level sport, making it the ideal city to host the start of this prestigious international cycle event. Amsterdam is looking forward with excitement to the beginning of May,” said deputy mayor Carolien Gehrels. The Tour de France in July will also be…

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Fredrik Kessiakoff to be Garmin-Transitions’ Lead Man at Giro

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Fredrik Kessiakoff, of Sweden, was a mountain bike rider before taking to the road in 2009 with Fuji. He is now back and ready for 2010, with his new team Garmin-Transitions. He saw over 100 days of racing last year, with two Grand Tour appearances. It seems as if he will be the go-to man for Garmin in this year’s Giro d’Italia. He only had a one year deal with Fuji when he was approached by Garmin in April 2009. He took the offer, partly because of the support for clean racing with the team. 29-year-old Kessiakoff will compete in the Pais Vasco before heading over to the Giro. He may also compete in the Vuelta a España later this year….

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José Rujano Aiming for Top Three at Giro d’Italia

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Venezuelan climber José Rujano has not made many headlines since his third place finish in the 2005 Giro d’Italia. This year, he claims he’s still got it, and is aiming for another Giro top three. “I will not go to the Giro just to race, no. I will fight to be among the top three. I want to win it. Now I am a lot more mature, I know what I have to do. And the most important thing is that ISD-Neri has accepted that my preparation be the same as what I did in 2005,” Rujano said in an interview in Venezuela. Rujano is acting as his own manager this year, and will begin his season at the Táchira race from January 13th through 24th, after which he’ll make his way to the Tour of Malaysia. “I consider myself the third-best climber in the…

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