Prologue - May 19: Pescara, ITT, 7.6 km

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Course description

The opening stage of the 84th Giro d'Italia is an 7.6 kilometre prologue starting in Montesilvano Marina and finishing in Pescara's Primo Maggio on the east coast. The cyclists start along the Via Aldo Moro, and the entire 7.6 kilometres is run by the sea, making for a flat, fast start to the Giro.

Favourites for this stage include last uear's winner, Jan Hruska (ONCE) or his teammate Abraham Olano, Nathan O'Neill (Panaria), Roberto Petito (Fassa Bortolo), Serguei Gontchar (Liquigas), Paolo Savoldelli (Saeco), or Jan Ullrich (Telekom).

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