Friday, May 4, 2012

2012 Giro d'Italia: Team Presentation

The 22 teams were presented this afternoon in Herning, Denmark, on the eve of the start of the 2012 Giro d'Italia.

The race begins tomorrow at 3:40pm local with an individual time trial of 8.7 km in Herning. The course and elevation:

Here ex-pro Stefano Zanini (in pink) joins a member of the Gazzetta dello Sport for a recon. Zanini describes the first part as technical, and the latter part as open to the wind . In the video (preceded by promo) you can see team riders practicing on the course and more:

Orlando Maini, sport director for Lampre-ISD, has this to say about what he says is the key point of the time trial course, "The sector from 4 km to go to 2 km to go will be the key moment: it's a large road with a slight elevation gain and it is exposed to the wind. So, only riders with strong legs will be able to realize a high speed there."

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