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All the latest news from Italy a day ahead of the race start

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the countdown to the start of the Giro d'Italia. We'll have all the latest news from the race, including today's round of pre-race press conferences.

The big news from the race yesterday was EF Pro Cycling's wacky new kit in collaboration with Rapha and skateboard brand Palace. 

It's certainly an interesting look... Read all about it here.

in the new EF Pro Cycling kit at the Giro d'Italia presentation in Sicily

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We'll have plenty of news from around the press conferences today.

Ineos, Sunweb, Mitchelton-Scott, Astana and UAE are just some of the teams to be holding press conferences.

Lotto Soudal's Adam Hansen is set to make the Giro d'Italia his final race in the WorldTour as he focusses on Ironman in 2021.

Read the full story here.

You can hear from Hansen about his decision on the latest Cyclingnews Podcast. Check it out here.

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Richard Carapaz won 2019 Giro d'Itaalia

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We've analysed the Giro lineups from Ineos Grenadiers and Jumbo-Visma, two teams who have a real chance at overall victory courtesy of Geraint Thomas and Steven Kruijswijk.

Analysing Ineos Grenadiers' Giro d'Italia line-up

Analysing Jumbo-Visma's Giro d'Italia line-up

Two-time winner Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) spoke ahead of the race yesterday.

"At the Worlds, I was good, and the sensations had changed, so I'm a bit better after that," he said, as he looks forward to the race start on home roads of Sicily.

Vincenzo Nibali looking far beyond Etna at Giro d'Italia

Michael Matthews eyes tilt at pink jersey on opening weekend of Giro d’Italia

Australian insists Team Sunweb’s departing riders will not lack motivation in Italy

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Geraint Thomas hits Giro d'Italia with newfound form and motivation

Brailsford argues media 'misunderstood' Thomas not racing Tour de France

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Some news regarding the women's Giro, which was held in September. Ashleigh Moolman Pasio has said that it's the right decision to demote the race from WWT to 2.Pro status for 2021 after the race failed to provide live television coverage this year.

Read the full interview here.

Simon Yates to apply Vuelta a España victory strategy to Giro d'Italia

Briton to use less aggressive tactics than in 2018 

Check out our gallery of Thursday's team presentation.

Team Trek Segafredo rider Italys Vincenzo Nibali L and teammates pose on stage at the Doric Temple of Segesta near Palermo Sicily on October 1 2020 during an opening ceremony of presentation of participating teams and riders two days ahead of the departure of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

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Jakob Fuglsang is one of the top favourites for this Giro d'Italia, in what is a rather shallow GC contenders field. He said that he hopes to avoid the bad luck that has plagued him in the past this time around.

Read the interview here.

Peter Sagan on voyage in the dark at Giro d'Italia

Former triple world champion follows up Tour de France with Giro debut

Elia Viviani keen to bounce back and win sprints at the Giro d'Italia

'I want to prove that I can win again' says Italian after season-long without a victory 

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