Giro d'Italia LIVE - Stage 21

Dauphiné Libéré, June 7-14:  With an opening time trial, too long to be considered a prologue, a second longer time trial, and a mountaintop finish at Mont Ventoux (photo above), this year the Dauphiné Libéré more than ever seems to be the perfect preparation for the summer's big event, the Tour de France.  This year's route was designed to appeal to Lance Armstrong who in the past favored this race for Tour preparation.  Alas, Armstrong will fly stateside tonight after finishing the Giro d'Italia, for the birth of his fourth child.  Ventoux is just one of a number of tough mountains featured in this Dauphiné Libéré.  Tour contender Alberto Contador will be back in action.  He has made it clear he doesn't like Ventoux.  Few riders do.  Contador will be joined on the start line by the likes of Alejandro Valverde, Oscar Pereiro, Cadel Evans, Robert Gesink, and Inigo Landaluze.  I covered the Dauphiné on location four consecutive years, starting with Lance Armstrong's second overall victory in 2003 through Levi Leipheimer's victory in 2006.  It's one of my favorite races to cover; it is like a week of the Tour de France in the Alps without the traffic jams.  You'll find the Dauphiné Libéré official website here.  More to come tomorrow, Monday, and throughout the week. -Pete
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2009 Giro d'Italia:  Philippe Gilbert (Silence-Lotto) wins Stage 20 ahead of
Thomas Voeckler (BBox Bouygues Telecom) and a charging peloton not far behind.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

2009 Giro d'Italia, Stage 20:  Gilbert enjoys his time on the victory podium.
photo Copyright © 2009 Fotoreporter Sirotti for cyclingfans.com

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- Watch the Giro d'Italia Stage 21 On Demand on Universal Sports here.  (Over three and one half hours of coverage.  North America.)

- More Giro d'Italia Stage 21 videos to come...

2009 Giro d'Italia video clips

Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 21, Part 1 (02:28) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 21, Part 2 (02:26) Eurosport
Lance & Levi final thoughts from the Giro (4:39) Livestrong
Interview with Lance Armstrong (11:22) Universal
Stage 21 Highlights (01:49) Eurosport
Stage 21 highlights (02:09) Sporza
2009 Giro winner takes the podium (01:39) Rai
Drama at the finish of Stage 21 (08:32) Sporza
Stage 21 TT, Last riders of the day (22:22) Rai
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 20, Part 1 (02:15) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 20, Part 2 (01:05) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 20, Part 3 (01:34) Eurosport
Stage 20 Highlights (01:45) Eurosport
Stage 20 Highlights / post-race show (30:20) Rai
Stage 20 highlights (06:27) Gazzetta
Stage 20 highlights (0:47) Sporza
Stage 20 final kilometer (02:12) Sporza
Last kilometer of Stage 20 (05:46) Rai
Lance, Levi and Jason McCartney before Giro stage 20 (06:43) Livestrong
UCI President McQuaid discusses Astana situation (0:43) Gazzetta
Lance and Levi Speak With Robbie Hunter before Stage 19 (06:42) Livestrong
Giro stage 19 in the bus with Ted King (04:59) Livestrong
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 19, Part 1 (02:25) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 19, Part 2 (02:27) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 19, Part 3 (02:01) Eurosport
Stage 19 Highlights (01:35) Eurosport
Stage 19 Highlights / post-race show (31:33) Rai
Stage 19 Highlights (03:23) Rai
Stage 19 Highlights (06:20) Gazzetta
Stage 19 final kilometer (3:48) Sporza
Last kilometer of Stage 19 (05:49) Rai
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 18, Part 1 (02:00) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 18, Part 2 (02:28) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 18, Part 3 (02:30) Eurosport
Stage 18 Highlights (01:59) Eurosport
Stage 18 Highlights / post-race show (26:09) Rai
Stage 18 Highlights (03:04) Rai
Stage 18 Highlights (06:49) Gazzetta
LA & Michael Barry before Stage 18 of the Giro (02:38) Livestrong
Stage 18 final kilometer (05:49) Rai
Lance & Chechu on the bus at Stage 18 of the Giro (02:50) Livestrong
Stage 18 final kilometer (02:07) Sporza
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 17, Part 1 (01:22) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 17, Part 2 (01:18) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 17, Part 3 (01:37) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 17, Part 4 (02:26) Eurosport
Stage 17 Highlights (01:55) Eurosport
Stage 17 Highlights / post-race show (31:59) Rai
Stage 17 Highlights (01:10) Sporza
Stage 17 Highlights (05:55) Gazzetta
Stage 17 Highlights (03:14) Rai
Lance and Popo catch up (04:32) Livestrong
Stage 17 final kilometer (03:31) Sporza
Last kilometers of Stage 17 (05:10) Rai
Lance's Rest day (0:57) Livestrong
Lance and Levi after Stage 16 (03:51) Livestrong
Stage 16 highlights (01:15) Eurosport
Armstrong discusses the team's situation (01:30) Gazzetta
Stage 16 Highlights / post-race show (27:16) Rai
Stage 16 highlights (01:43) Rai
Stage 16 highlights (01:20) Sporza
Lance, Levi and Jens (05:21) Livestrong
Stage 16 final kilometer (03:12) Sporza
Last exciting kilometers of Stage 16 (30:21) Rai
Stage 15 highlights (01:25) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 15, Part 1 (01:17) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 15, Part 2 (02:02) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 15, Part 3 (02:31) Eurosport
Stage 15 Highlights / post-race show (29:33) Rai
Lance, Levi and Mick Rogers (03:26) Livestrong
Lance tour of truck (03:39) Livestrong
Armstrong at the Giro d'Italia (01:05) Gazzetta
Stage 15 final kilometer (05:00) Sporza
Stage 15 final kilometer (05:51) Rai
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 14, Part 1 (01:46) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 14, Part 2 (02:12) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 14, Part 3 (01:32) Eurosport
Stage 14 highlights (01:45) Eurosport
Stage 14 Highlights / post-race show (29:15) Rai
Interview with stage 14 winner (02:13) Gazzetta
Lance wishes Alain Happy Birthday (03:55) Livestrong
Lance Talks to Jani Brajkovic (02:36) Livestrong
Lance and Levi Talk to Dave Zabriskie (02:02) Livestrong
Stage 14 final kilometer (06:03) Rai
Stage 14 final kilometer (06:14) Sporza
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 13, Part 1 (01:47) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 13, Part 2 (02:30) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 13, Part 3 (01:09) Eurosport
Stage 13 highlights (01:45) Eurosport
Stage 13 Highlights / post-race show (29:34) Rai
Post-stage 13 interview with Levi Leipheimer (01:37) Gazzetta
Post-stage interviews, including Stage 13 winner (02:09) Gazzetta
Stage 13 final kilometer (05:54) Rai
Lance and Levi before Stage 13 (02:53) Livestrong
Stage 13 final kilometer (06:23) Sporza
Levi Leipheimer Re-Caps Stage 12 ITT (01:01) Facebook
Post Stage 12 interview with Johan Bruyneel (02:02) Gazzetta
Stage 12 highlights (01:45) Eurosport
Stage 12 Highlights / post-race show (30:20) Rai
Lance and Team Before Giro's Time Trial (02:07) Livestrong
Planet Armstrong, Part 1 (01:22) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong, Part 2 (02:39) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong, Part 3 (01:39) Eurosport
Stage 12 one of the toughest (02:34) Eurosport
Levi talks about his stage 11 crash (0:54) Facebook
Bruyneel discusses Thursday's ITT (01:16) Gazzetta
Stage 11 Highlights / post-race show (30:03) Rai
Highlights & final kilometers of Stage 11 (04:19) Gazzetta
Stage 11 final kilometer (06:18) Rai
Lance Before Stage 11 (01:59) Livestrong
Tragic motorcyclist remembered (01:09) Eurosport
Stage 11 final kilometer (01:01) Sporza
Lance & Levi Postrace Update - Stage 10 (04:35) Livestrong
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 10, Part 1 (02:04) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 10, Part 2 (01:19) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 10, Part 3 (01:55) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 10, Part 4 (01:55) Eurosport
Stage 10 Highlights / post-race show (33:17) Rai
Giro stage 10 highlights (01:35) Eurosport
Lance & Levi Before Stage 10 (01:51) Livestrong
Team Meeting - Stage 10 (06:34) Livestrong
Stage 10 final kilometer (01:56) Sporza
Profile: Edvald Boasson Hagen, Part 1 (01:35) Eurosport
Profile: Edvald Boasson Hagen, Part 2 (01:39) Eurosport
Stage 10 final kilometer (07:32) Rai
Lance Update on Rest Day (07:03) Livestrong
Astana happy with Lance (02:05) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 9, Part 1 (01:39) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 9, Part 2 (01:56) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 9, Part 3 (02:23) Eurosport
Giro stage 9 highlights (02:24) Eurosport
Johan Bruyneel explains after Stage 9 (01:34) Gazzetta
Interview with Stage 9 winner (01:22) Rai
Stage 9 Highlights / post-race show (36:56) Rai
Stage 9 final kilometer (05:21) Sporza
Stage 9 final kilometer (01:16) Rai
Stage 9 First Kilometers, Riders stop (04:56) Sporza
Stage 9 Announcement by Di Luca (01:53) Rai
Lance and Team Astana After Stage 8 (01:57) Livestrong
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 8, Part 1 (02:31) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 8, Part 2 (02:20) Eurosport
Columbia-High Road's DS, Post Stage 8 (01:24) Gazzetta
Johan Bruyneel after Stage 8 (01:07) Gazzetta
Stage 8 Highlights (0:40) Rai
Stage 8 Highlights / post-race show (38:00) Rai
Giro stage 8 highlights (01:55) Eurosport
Lance Talks Before Stage 8 (01:40) Livestrong
Stage 8 final kilometer (05:42) Rai
Interview with Johan Bruyneel (02:40) Gazetta
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 7, Part 1 (02:14) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 7, Part 2 (01:38) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 7, Part 3 (01:36) Eurosport
Giro stage 7 highlights (02:22) Eurosport
Stage 7 Highlights / post-race show (29:00) Rai
Astana riders protest, Johan Bruyneel comments (01:06) Gazzetta
Basso tipped to challenge for Giro (01:40) Eurosport
Lance on the Bus Before Stage 7 (0:49) Livestrong
From Astana Team Bus, Start of Stage 7 (0:34) Livestrong
Stage 7 final kilometer (04:05) Rai
Stage 7 final kilometer (01:52) Sporza
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 6, Part 1  (0:43) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 6, Part 2 (02:30) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 6, Part 3 (01:41) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong - Giro stage 6, Part 4 (01:30) Eurosport
Stage 6 Highlights / post-race show (23:23) Rai
Stage 6 highlights (01:25) Eurosport
Interview with Armstrong after stage 6 (01:03) Gazzetta
Highlights & final kilometers of Stage 6 (07:00) Gazzetta
Stage 6 final kilometer (02:50) Sporza
Stage 6 final kilometer (02:10) Rai
Planet Armstrong: stage five, Part 1 (01:46) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong: stage five, Part 2 (02:07) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong: stage five, Part 3 (02:03) Eurosport
Stage 5 highlights (01:20) Eurosport
Stage 5 Highlights / post-race show (32:16) Rai
Stage 5 final kilometer (03:01) Rai
Post Stage 5 interview with Lance Armstrong (0:54) Rai
Stage 5 final kilometer (01:05) Sporza
Lance at the Start of Stage 4 (01:22) Livestrong
Planet Armstrong Stage 4, Part 1 (02:16) Eurosport
Planet Armstrong Stage 4, Part 2 (02:28) Eurosport
Stage 4 Highlights / post-race show (34:24) Rai
Interview with Lance & others before Stage 4 (01:44) Gazzetta
Highlights & final kilometers of Stage 4 (06:46) Gazzetta
Stage 4 Highlights (01:17) Sporza
Stage 4 highlights (01:19) Eurosport
Stage 4 final kilometer (02:10) Rai Sport
Stage 4 final kilometer (01:54) Sporza
Post Stage 3 interview with Lance Armstrong (02:04) Gazzetta
Planet Armstrong: Giro stage 3 (02:07) Eurosport
Lance Before Stage 3 (01:53) Livestrong
Stage 3 Highlights (01:25) Eurosport
Stage 3 Highlights / post-race show (28:39) Rai
Stage 3 Highlights (01:09) Rai
Lance & Company on the bus after Stage 2 (01:33) Livestrong
Armstrong & Johan Bruyneel Before Stage 2 (02:39) Livestrong
Stage 3 Final kilometer (04:30) Rai Sport
Interview with Lance Armstrong after Stage 2 (01:41) gazzetta.it
Planet Armstrong: Stage 2 (02:28) Eurosport
Stage 2 Highlights (01:20) Eurosport
Stage 2 Highlights/post-race show (26:05) Rai Sport
Stage 2 Final kilometer (01:42) Rai Sport
Post Stage 1 Interview with Lance Armstrong (01:25) gazzetta.it
Lance Armstrong on his Giro d'Italia hopes (01:00) Yahoo
Armstrong In The Groove, Giro news conference (0:55) Sky Sports
Road to Rome (01:50) gazzetta.it
Johan Bruyneel discusses Giro chances (02:45) gazzetta.it
Behind the scenes footage of Team Astana in Italy (02:09) gazzetta.it
   

 

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Alberto Contador in the snow on Tour de France reconnaissance
at the Col du Petit-Saint-Bernard.  This mountain pass
will be featured in Stage 16.  But Contador will first race in the
Dauphine Libere which starts in one week.
photo courtesy T. Guillot/Le Dauphiné Libéré (more photos)

- 2009 Dauphiné Libéré:  This race starts one week from today.  We'll have pre-race coverage starting tomorrow, Monday.  Dauphine Libere official website hereRace routeStages

- Tour of Belgium: Like the Giro, the Tour of Belgium finishes with an individual time trial today.  First rider to depart: Mathieu Criquielion at 13:20 CET (7:20am U.S. Eastern).  Race leader Lars Boom departs at 15:33 CET (9:33am U.S. Eastern).  Full start order and times here.  Live video, tickers and other links below.

- Giro d'Italia Stage 21 Individual Time Trial in Rome starts at 13:45 CET (7:45am U.S. Eastern) when the first rider, Evgeny Sokolov (BBox Bouygues Telecom) departs.  Race leader Denis Menchov will depart last, scheduled at 17:01 CET (11:01am U.S. Eastern).  Riders will depart at 1-minute intervals with the final 15 riders departing at 3-minute intervals.  Giro d'Italia live video streaming on Universal Sports is scheduled to begin at 8:50am U.S. Eastern.  Giro live coverage on Eurosport is scheduled to begin at 15:45 CET (9:45am U.S. Eastern).  The Rai Sport Piu web streams usually go live before television coverage.

- Tour of Belgium live video streaming is scheduled to begin at 14:10 CET (8:10am U.S. Eastern).  Links below.

Tour of Belgium LIVE
May 27-31
Official Website
Start List

Live video (Sporza)
(14:10 CET (8:10am U.S. Eastern))

Live ticker (French)
(Google-translated to English)

 

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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2009 Giro d'Italia.

2009 Giro d'Italia LIVE
Italy, May 9-31
Official Website
Start List

 Stage 21 start: 13:45 CET
(1:45pm CET)


Rome

Rome weather


Live video streaming:


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(15:00 CET)
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Live audio streaming:

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Live tickers:


(English)
Deutsch - Español
Français - Italiano

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News and photos:


(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)


Graham Watson
Photography

 

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