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Bruseghin does his homework

By:
Shane Stokes
Published:
March 19, 2009, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:03 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, March 19, 2009

Marzio Bruseghin completed his homework assignment of the day by performing a reconnaissance on one...

Marzio Bruseghin completed his homework assignment of the day by performing a reconnaissance on one of the toughest stages of the upcoming Giro d'Italia. Lampre-NGC's Bruseghin checked out stage 16 from the Pergola to Monte Petrano, which will happen on May 25.

Riding with his sport director Fabrizio Bontempi and friend Cristiano Romagnoli, he covered the last 100km of the stage, with Monte Nerone (13.3 km), Monte Catria (11 km) and Monte Petrano (10,4 km), for a total of four hours in the saddle.

"It will be the toughest stage of next Giro. The altitude is not so high, but the elevation changes are great, and the stage is very long," said Bruseghin.

"A first selection will take place on Monte Nerone, the toughest climb, and then it will be no rest until the finish."

Bontempi seconded his rider's observations: "This stage is as tough as one in the Dolomites. In the last 100km, there is an elevation change of 3,200m."

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