2018 Giro d'Italia route unveiled in Milan - Gallery

Dumoulin, Aru, Nibali and Contador take the stage

Organisers of the Giro d'Italia revealed the 2018 route in Milan on Wednesday, confirming the 21 days of racing between the Old City of Jerusalem and the finale in Rome on May 27. Defending champion Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) headlined the list of riders attending the presentation.

Although he was in attendance, Dumoulin could not confirm his participation in the 101st edition of the Grand Tour. He noted that he had just seen the route details, along with everyone else, and that he needed to study the course before deciding to participate.

Also on stage were two-time Giro winner Vincenzo Nibali (2013 and 2016), who also did not confirm his participation, two-time winner Alberto Contador (2008 and 2015), who retired, and 2015 Giro runner-up Fabio Aru. The four stood on stage together around the prestigious trophy and answered questions from the event's host.

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In the audience were former Italian racers Felice Gimondi, who won all three Grand Tours during his career, and Francesco Moser, a former Giro d'Italia winner.

Chris Froome was not in attendance but made a special appearance on the big screen via video message to confirm his participation in the 2018 Giro d'Italia.

Click through the gallery above to view photos of the 2018 Giro d'Italia presentation.

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