Damiano Cunego (Lampre-NGC), r, on the boat to Venice.

Stage 1

Saturday, May 9 2009
Lido di Venezia - Lido di Venezia 20.5 km
Leonardo Scarselli (ISD) went on a solo attack for nearly 100 kilometres of stage two.

Stage 2

Sunday, May 10 2009
Jesolo - Trieste 156 km
All smiles from Alessandro Petacchi (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini) on the podium after his win in stage three of the Giro d'Italia, which gave him the leader's maglia rosa.

Stage 3

Monday, May 11 2009
Grado - Valdobbiadene 198 km
Alessandro Ballan made an appearance in Padova.

Stage 4

Tuesday, May 12 2009
Padova - San Martino di Castrozza 162 km
Denis Menchov (Rabobank) wins stage five after putting in a powerful attack inside the final kilometre.

Stage 5

Wednesday, May 13 2009
San Martino di Castrozza - Alpe di Siusi 125 km
The peloton on the streetsof start city Bressanone/Brixen.

Stage 6

Thursday, May 14 2009
Bressanone/Brixen - Mayrhofen (Aut) 248 km
Edvald Boasson Hagen uncorks the champagne after his Giro d'Italia stage win.

Stage 7

Friday, May 15 2009
Innsbruck (Aut) - Chiavenna 244 km
Race leader Danilo Di Luca signs in for stage eight.

Stage 8

Saturday, May 16 2009
Morbegno - Bergamo 209 km
Lance Armstrong takes stock late in the stage.

Stage 9

Sunday, May 17 2009
Milano Show 100 - Milano Show 100 163 km
Danilo Di Luca (LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini) wins stage 10.

Stage 10

Tuesday, May 19 2009
Cuneo - Pinerolo 262 km
Mark Cavendish (Team Columbia - Highroad) celebrates his stage win in Arenzano.

Stage 11

Wednesday, May 20 2009
Torino - Arenzano 214 km
Maglia rosa Danilo Di Luca would not be in pink after stage 12's time trial.

Stage 12

Thursday, May 21 2009
Sestri Levante - Riomaggiore 60.6 km
Stage 13 started Lido di Camaiore.

Stage 13

Friday, May 22 2009
Lido di Camaiore - Firenze 176 km
Simon Gerrans (Cervelo Test Team) celebrates

Stage 14

Saturday, May 23 2009
Campi Bisenzio - Bologna (San Luca) 172 km
Leonardo Bertagnolli (Serramenti-PVC Diquigiovanni) takes his first Grand Tour stage.

Stage 15

Sunday, May 24 2009
Forlì - Faenza 161 km
Damiano Cunego (Lampre - NGC) before the start.

Stage 16

Monday, May 25 2009
Pergola - Monte Petrano 237 km
Denis Menchov (Rabobank) lost time to Danilo Di Luca in the sprint, where Stefano Garzelli got past him and snatched the time bonus.

Stage 17

Wednesday, May 27 2009
Chieti - Blockhaus 83 km
Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) is all smiles at the start of stage 18 in Sulmona.

Stage 18

Thursday, May 28 2009
Sulmona - Benevento 182 km
Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas) in action during stage 20.

Stage 20

Saturday, May 30 2009
Napoli - Anagni 203 km
Denis Menchov (Rabobank) is a picture of concentration during his time trial.

Stage 21

Sunday, May 31 2009
Rome - Rome 15.5 km
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