Four time trials slated for 2008 Giro d'Italia

Time trial time in the Giro d'Italia

Time trial time in the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Sirotti)

There are four time trials that are likely to appear in the 2008 Giro d'Italia, May 10 to June 1. The official parcours will be presented on December 1, in Milan, but Cyclingnews has learned of the timed tests that will mark the 91st running of the Corsa Rosa.

Unlike the 2008 Tour de France, which has notably less time trial kilometres than recent years, the Giro will feature bookend time trials and two in between. The Italian Grand Tour, which is already known to be staring in Sicily, will kick off with a 26-kilometre team time trial in Palermo. This year's edition started with a 25.6-kilometre team test.

In addition to a mid-race individual time trial, there will also be a mountain time trial on the climb of Plan de Corones (likely around 15 kilometres.) Finally, ending like it started, the Giro will include a 30-kilometre time trial in the city renowned for fashion, Milano.

The Giro included a timed mountain test this year to the Santuario Di Oropa, but it has not seen an individual time trail on the final day in some years.

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