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Giro d'Italia time trial course shortened

By:
Cycling News
Published:
May 27, 2012, 12:57 BST,
Updated:
May 27, 2012, 14:06 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Sunday, May 27, 2012
Race:
Giro d'Italia
Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) leads Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha)

Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) leads Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha)

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From 30km to 28km

Road conditions have led to today’s final individual time trial in the Giro d’Italia to be shortened by nearly 2 kilometers. The course in Milan will now be run over 28.2km instead of the originally scheduled 30km.

Spain’s Miguel Minguez Ayala (Euskaltel-Euskadi) is the first rider to start the time trial at 1:49 pm CET. Current race leader and pink jersey wearer Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha Team) is the last rider to start at 4:40pm CET. He will be chasing Ryder Hesjedal of Garmin-Barracuda who lies 31 seconds down on GC.

However, despite the time deficit and the shortened distance the Canadian is still expected to overturn the advantage and win the Giro d’Italia.

For a full preview of today's route, click here.

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