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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Final day split stage at Giro in question

The Giro route this year looks set to delight the mountain goats - so much so that Petacchi is already considering skipping it and focusing on the Tour. Several mountain finishes and the re-introduction of the TTT ensures another exciting trip around the boot this spring.

And it's not just the sprinters that are unhappy. It seems the UCI is invoking its right to prevent the final day split stage at next year's Giro - which will get a lot of support from the riders. It'll be interesting to see whether they make that a consistent rule though or whether the Basque Tour will continue to get away with it.