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Gallery: 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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Nacer Bouhanni

Nacer Bouhanni
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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Alberto Contador at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

Alberto Contador at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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Cadel Evans and Alberto Contador

Cadel Evans and Alberto Contador
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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Raimondo Zanaboni and Paolo Bellino

Raimondo Zanaboni and Paolo Bellino
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UCI president Brian Cookson

UCI president Brian Cookson
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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Riders at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

Riders at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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Rigoberto Uran wore a pink bowtie at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

Rigoberto Uran wore a pink bowtie at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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Cadel Evans was honoured at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

Cadel Evans was honoured at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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Marco Corti, Valerio Tebaldi, Fabio Duarte and Claudio Corti

Marco Corti, Valerio Tebaldi, Fabio Duarte and Claudio Corti
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Nacer Bouhanni, Michal Kwiatkowski, Rigoberto Uran, Fabio Aru, Alberto Contador, Ivan Basso and Julian Arredondo

Nacer Bouhanni, Michal Kwiatkowski, Rigoberto Uran, Fabio Aru, Alberto Contador, Ivan Basso and Julian Arredondo
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Julian Arredondo and Rigoberto Uran at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

Julian Arredondo and Rigoberto Uran at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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Alberto Contador and world champion Michal Kwiatkowskit at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

Alberto Contador and world champion Michal Kwiatkowskit at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The audience seated on white lounges at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The audience seated on white lounges at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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Cadel Evans, Alberto Contador and Michal Kwiatkowski at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

Cadel Evans, Alberto Contador and Michal Kwiatkowski at the 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
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The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation

The 2015 Giro d'Italia route presentation
(Image credit: Lapresse)

RCS Sport today unveiled the route for the 2015 Giro d'Italia, Milan's Palazzo del Ghiaccio, a former ice rink, with a sea of white lounge chairs in which the race's former and current stars held court.

Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso, former champions of the Italian Grand Tour, took to the stage with world champion Michal Kwiatkowski, this year's points jersey winner Nacer Bouhanni, mountains classification winner Julian Arredondo, the retiring former world champion Cadel Evans, Rigoberto Uran and stage winner Fabio Aru during the presentation.

The riders reacted positively to the route, which includes six summit finishes, six flat stages for the sprinters, a team time trial and a lengthy individual time trial in what is being touted as a "modern, balanced route".

Enjoy this gallery of images from the presentation.