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Giro d'Italia 2008

Date range:
May 10 - June 1, 2008
  • Giro d'Italia, Italy, GT
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      23.6km
      Start location:
      Palermo
      End location:
      Palermo, ITT
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      207km
      Start location:
      Cefalù
      End location:
      Agrigento
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      221km
      Start location:
      Catania
      End location:
      Milazzo
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      183km
      Start location:
      Pizzo Calabro
      End location:
      Catanzaro-Lungomare
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      203km
      Start location:
      Belvedere Marittimo
      End location:
      Contursi Terme
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      231.6km
      Start location:
      Potenza
      End location:
      Peschici (Circuito del Gargano)
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      180km
      Start location:
      Vasto
      End location:
      Pescocostanzo
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      208km
      Start location:
      Rivisondoli
      End location:
      Tivoli
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      218km
      Start location:
      Civitavecchia
      End location:
      San Vincenzo
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      39.4km
      Start location:
      Pesaro
      End location:
      Urbino (Individual Time Trial)
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      199km
      Start location:
      Urbania
      End location:
      Cesena
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      172km
      Start location:
      Forlì
      End location:
      Carpi
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      177km
      Start location:
      Modena
      End location:
      Cittadella
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      195km
      Start location:
      Verona
      End location:
      Alpe di Pampeago/Val di Fiemme
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      153km
      Start location:
      Arabba
      End location:
      Passo Fedaia/Marmolada (Dolomites Stars)
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      12.85km
      Start location:
      San Vigilio di Marebbe
      End location:
      Plan de Corones (Individual Time Trial)
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      146km
      Start location:
      Sondrio
      End location:
      Locarno
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      147km
      Start location:
      Mendrisio
      End location:
      Varese
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      238km
      Start location:
      Legnano
      End location:
      Presolana/Monte Pora
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      224km
      Start location:
      Rovetta
      End location:
      Tirano
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      28.5km
      Start location:
      Cesano Maderno
      End location:
      Milano (Individual Time Trial)
  • Race history

May 11, Stage 2: Cefalù - Agrigento 207km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
May 07, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 13:07 BST

Departing from Cefalù, on the northern shores of Sicilia, many of the riders might be thinking of...

Departing from Cefalù, on the northern shores of Sicilia, many of the riders might be thinking of the 1994 World Championships – that day when France's Luc Leblanc battled Italy's Claudio Chiappucci to be crowned king in Agrigento, on the island's southern coast. Sunday's 207-kilometre trans-Sicilian stage will be very undulating and favour an attacking rider when it arrives on the same stretches used in the Worlds 14 years prior.

Ex-World Champion Igor Astarloa is eyeing the stage. "I have already had a look at many of the Giro stages, also the second stage, after the time trial," Astarloa of Team Milram noted. "It is the same spot of the Worlds that was won by [Luc] Leblanc, in Agrigento. This year, there are a small number of stages for the sprinters and many finishes on small ascents; stages for [Paolo] Bettini, [Danilo] Di Luca." (GB)


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