Giro 2008 stage 17 Alberto Contador

The route of the 2009 centenary edition of the Giro d?Italia will be presented in Venice on Saturday afternoon, with an unconventional route likely to be the backdrop to the head to head battle between Lance Armstrong and Ivan Basso.

The snow covered northern Dolomite mountains usually decide who wins the Giro?s pink jersey but next year the route will be turned upside down.

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