• Tinkoff-Saxo and Alberto Contador did a recon of the team time trial course (Bettini Photo)
The Giro d'Italia begins today with a unique 17.6km team time trial along the Riviera dei Fiori cycle path from San Lorenzo a Mare to San Remo
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Cycling Central

9 May 2015 - 6:16 AM  UPDATED 9 May 2015 - 7:05 AM

The flat TTT stage will largely take place along the Riviera dei Fiori cycle path, a narrow asphalt roadway along a former railway line, and which includes several tunnels.

“There cannot be big differences because it isn't a technical course. Strong teams will get a good time. I hope we'll do a good time trial, especially regarding my direct rivals, but they’ll also do a great race because they have really strong teams for this." - Alberto Contador, Tinkoff-Saxo.

At the Arma di Taggia half-way mark two corners and an underpass detour off the cycle path to the time split point, then back on to the cycle path, which then leads to the home straight and finish line on Lungomare Italo Calvino.

Approximately 500m from the finish, the route leaves the cycle path then continues along a curve into the 250 metres long home straight.

Giro d'Italia broadcast details
SBS will broadcast every stage of the Giro d'Italia live. When possible, we will also live stream the race online here at Cycling Central before the television broadcast begins. In addition to morning highlights online, there will be highlights every day at 6pm on SBS 2.