Giro d'Italia team time trial start times

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Mark Cavendish?s Columbia team will kick off the 2009 Giro d?Italia on Saturday (May 9).

Team Columbia is the first squad to roll the down the start ramp of the 20.5km time trial on the Venezia seafront at 3.35pm Italian time.

The 22 team start at five minute intervals. Big favourites Garmin-Slipstream start at 3.50pm, Saxo Bank is at 4.45pm and Lance Armstrong?s Astana team is last to start at 5.20pm.

With the teams expected to cover the course at over 50km/h, the winner and first pink jersey of the centenary Giro will be known just after 5.45pm Italian time.


All times are local

15.35: Columbia

15.40: Rabobank

15.45: Barloworld

15.50: Garmin

15.55: AG2R

16.00: Diquigiovanni

16.05: Bouygues Telecom

16.10: Xacobeo

16.15: Silence

16.20: Acqua § Sapone

16.25: Quick Step

16.30: Liquigas

16.35: Fuji

16.40: Cervélo

16.45: Saxo Bank

16.50: Katusha

16.55: ISD

17.00: Milram

17.05: Lampre

17.10: Caisse d'Epargne

17.15: LPR

17.20: Astana

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