Sky pace Bradley Wiggins, Giro d'Italia 2013, stage nine

The 2014 Giro d'Italia, presented today in Milan, will climb 5,000 metres less, spend fewer hours transferring between stages and include an extra day of rest.

"It will be a more humane Giro d'Italia," said Andrea Monti, head of La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper that started the race in 1909. "We don't want a superman to win when the race finishes in Trieste."

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