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Gallery: At the start of the Giro team time trial

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Team Sky's Pinarellos are lined up and ready to go.

Team Sky's Pinarellos are lined up and ready to go.
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Bradley Wiggins' custom Pinarello is front and center in the Team Sky pit.

Bradley Wiggins' custom Pinarello is front and center in the Team Sky pit.
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 Stage one winner Bradley Wiggins (Sky) signs an autograph before the team time trial.

Stage one winner Bradley Wiggins (Sky) signs an autograph before the team time trial.
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The French Cofidis team, equipped with Look time trial machines, will be the first team to leave the start house today.

The French Cofidis team, equipped with Look time trial machines, will be the first team to leave the start house today.
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Look time trial bikes are ready to roll for Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne riders.

Look time trial bikes are ready to roll for Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne riders.
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Eight BMC time trial machines, including the custom painted bike for Cadel Evans, are ready to go.

Eight BMC time trial machines, including the custom painted bike for Cadel Evans, are ready to go.
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The Colnago of Marco Frapporti (Colnago - CSF Inox)

The Colnago of Marco Frapporti (Colnago - CSF Inox)
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Quick Step's fleet of Eddy Merckx time trial machines.

Quick Step's fleet of Eddy Merckx time trial machines.
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The Specialized machines of Team Saxo Bank.

The Specialized machines of Team Saxo Bank.
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Astana's fleet of Specialized time trial bikes are mounted on trainers, ready for the riders to warm up.

Astana's fleet of Specialized time trial bikes are mounted on trainers, ready for the riders to warm up.
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Placards for team cars are positioned in start order.

Placards for team cars are positioned in start order.
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Team Milram will be the 18th team to start today.

Team Milram will be the 18th team to start today.
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The Focus bikes of Team Milram await their riders.

The Focus bikes of Team Milram await their riders.
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A spare BBox-Bouygues Telecom Colnago on the roof of the team car.

A spare BBox-Bouygues Telecom Colnago on the roof of the team car.
(Image credit: Stephen Farrand)

After a rest day, the Giro d'Italia racers return to action on Wednesday morning for stage four, a team trial covering 33km from Savigliano to Cuneo. With the top 10 places in the general classification separated by just 16 seconds, today's stage promises to be a decisive one which will, perhaps, yield a new maglia rosa wearer.

Team Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne starts down the ramp first while the Astana team of race leader Alexandre Vinokourov is the final squad to tackle the stage in which five-minute intervals separate each team.

The stage four time trial is the first stage of the 2010 Giro to take place in Italy. For the first three stages, racers competed in the Netherlands, following the start in Amsterdam on Saturday.

Favorite teams include Team Sky, Garmin-Transitions, HTC-Columbia, Saxo Bank and BMC Racing Team.

After winning the team time trial in the Tour of Qatar, Team Sky has proven it can time trial and having favourite Bradley Wiggins on the roster only strengthens the team's chances.

Garmin-Transitions will be racing without Christian Vande Velde after he crashed out of the race during stage 3 with a broken collarbone. David Millar and his teammates are motivated to put in a good performance dedicated to their fallen leader.

The always strong HTC-Columbia won the team time trial at last year's Giro and will be aiming for a repeat while Saxo Bank wants to help its Richie Porte, now in second place overall, step up into the maglia rosa.

Finally, don't count out BMC - Cadel Evans wore pink earlier in the Giro and would happily do so again.

See Cyclingnews' Stephen Farrand's photos from the start in Savigliano.