Today the 198 starters of the Italian Grand Tour familiarised themselves with the time trial parcours, in search of the best lines throughout the route in hopes of saving critical time in the race of truth.
Following Rodriguez, the Giro riders will continue to start at one-minute intervals until the final 22 riders, who will have a two-minute gap between starts.
Some notable riders and their start times include Jack Bobridge (Garmin-Barracuda, 4:33pm; Roman Kreuziger (Astana), 4:54pm; Daniele Bennati (RadioShack-Nissan), 5:46pm; Mark Cavendish (Sky), 5:55pm; Marco Pinotti (BMC), 5:57pm; Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD), 6:35pm; Jose Rujano (Androni-Giocatolli), 6:37pm; Geraint Thomas (Sky), 6:43pm; Taylor Phinney (BMC), 6:47pm; Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM), 6:57pm; Alex Rasmussen (Garmin-Barracuda), 7:01pm; Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), 7:07pm; Frank Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan), 7:09pm; Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale), 7:13pm; and Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD), 7:19pm.
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