Home-grown reactions to Giro route

By Gregor Brown in Venice

Giro d'Italia organisers RCS Sport presented an innovative route for 2009 Saturday at the Teatro Fenice in Venice, Italy. The Italian stage race, May 9 to 31, will confront high mountains in the first week and a 61.7-kilometre time trial, before finishing in Rome three weeks later. It was a route that raised many eyebrows from the attendants. The home favourites noted a diverse route that will present pressure from the first stage team time trial in Venice to the final timed-test in Rome.

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