I’ve been following the first 11 stages of the 2009 Giro d’Italia but until today have been frustrated by the apparent lack of English video coverage.

Today’s stage was a very important stage as time trials often result in major changes in the General Classification (GC), or overall standings. On top of that this time trial wasn’t flat or straight; rather it was long, twisty, and involved two significant climbs. It required competitors to ride flat-out for about 90 minutes.

Thankfully I found that Universal Sports has exactly what I’ve been looking for. Here is their main listing for the Giro.

The three most important stage (multi-day) races in professional cycling are known as the Grand Tours; they are the Tour de France, Vuelta a EspaƱa, and the Giro d’Italia.

This year celebrates the 100th Giro d’Italia and has had all the drama befitting this auspicious race. Of particular interest is that Lance Armstrong has been using the race to get back in form after three years in retirement and has been helping his team mate Levi Leipheimer to win the Giro. They’ve been saving themselves up until now and I expect things to get really exciting after today. Go Levi!

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