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Giro d'Italia 2009

Date range:
May 9-31, 2009
  • Giro d'Italia, Italy, GT
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      20.5km
      Start location:
      Lido di Venezia
      End location:
      Lido di Venezia
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      156km
      Start location:
      Jesolo
      End location:
      Trieste
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      198km
      Start location:
      Grado
      End location:
      Valdobbiadene
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      162km
      Start location:
      Padova
      End location:
      San Martino di Castrozza
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      125km
      Start location:
      San Martino di Castrozza
      End location:
      Alpe di Siusi
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      248km
      Start location:
      Bressanone/Brixen
      End location:
      Mayrhofen (Aut)
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      244km
      Start location:
      Innsbruck (Aut)
      End location:
      Chiavenna
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      209km
      Start location:
      Morbegno
      End location:
      Bergamo
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      163km
      Start location:
      Milano Show 100
      End location:
      Milano Show 100
    • Rest day

      Start location:
      Cuneo
      End location:
      Cuneo
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      262km
      Start location:
      Cuneo
      End location:
      Pinerolo
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      214km
      Start location:
      Torino
      End location:
      Arenzano
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      60.6km
      Start location:
      Sestri Levante
      End location:
      Riomaggiore
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      176km
      Start location:
      Lido di Camaiore
      End location:
      Firenze
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      172km
      Start location:
      Campi Bisenzio
      End location:
      Bologna (San Luca)
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      161km
      Start location:
      Forlì
      End location:
      Faenza
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      237km
      Start location:
      Pergola
      End location:
      Monte Petrano
    • Rest day

      Start location:
      Chieti
      End location:
      Chieti
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      83km
      Start location:
      Chieti
      End location:
      Blockhaus
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      182km
      Start location:
      Sulmona
      End location:
      Benevento
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      164km
      Start location:
      Avellino
      End location:
      Vesuvio
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      203km
      Start location:
      Napoli
      End location:
      Anagni
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      15.5km
      Start location:
      Rome
      End location:
      Rome
  • Race history

May 17, Stage 9: Milano Show 100 - Milano Show 100 163km

By:
Procycling
Published:
May 05, 2009, 2:32 BST,
Updated:
May 05, 2009, 3:34 BST

Stage 9 - Sunday, May 17: Milano Show 100, 163km

Route: Traditionally the Giro's finishing point, the centenary race still takes in Milan. This is effectively a long criterium over 10 laps of a course through the city centre that takes in many of the principal sights. Mixing high speeds with lots of corners will make for frenetic and risky racing. Crashes look almost guaranteed.

Local hero:Acqua & Sapone's Luca Paolini is a good pick for a stage which should be aggressive and fast. He won a stage of the Settimana Lombarda earlier this year from a small group, and if he can slip into a break he may be able to nab a stage in front of his home crowd.

Procycling's top tip: Surely one for the sprinters, but don't discount a late burst of unparalleled power from Saxo Bank's Fabian Cancellara. The twists and turns towards the finish could favour a lone break.

Savio speaks: Milano is the heart of the Giro, but this year the Giro changes completely. The finishing city moved from Milano to Roma and, rightly so, there had to be a stage in Milano at some point along the route. You will see a great circuit with many people out in Milano on Sunday. Look out for Cavendish and Petacchi.

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