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Transfer time for Giro teams & staff

By Tim Maloney, European Editor

After four stages in Belgium, the Giro d'Italia entourage has a transfer back to Italy and a rest day Wednesday before Thursday's Team Time Trial. After the srage finish in Hotton, the teams and key staff transferred to Liege, where riders showered, changed and had dinner at hotels near the Liege airport. Two charter flights were scheduled to depart Liege at 21:30 and 22:30 for the hour and a half flight to Parma Airport in Italy. On board are riders, key team staff, Giro race organization and officials, police and even key journalists. Once the flights arrive in Parma, scheduled for midnight at the latest, a fleet of busses will transport the Giro entourage to their hotels. Meanwhile, a vast caravan of team vehicles were making the 950km, 9 to 10 hour road transfer south from Belgium, through Luxembourg and eastern France, across Switzerland and into Italy.

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