2009 Giro d’Italia Route, Schedule, and Television Coverage – Lance Armstrong’s Return to the Grand Tours

Official Race Map - 2009 Giro d'ItaliaThe 2009 Giro d’Italia will mark Lance Armstrong’s return to grand tour stage racing and it will mark his first appearance at Italy’s premier cycling stage race. Armstrong will have to fight the likes of Ivan Basso, Carlos Sastre, Gilberto Simoni, Danilo Di Luca, and Denis Menchov to earn the right to wear the Maglia Rosa (The Giro’s version of the Yellow Jersey). Below is a schedule of the race along with elevation profiles for each stage:

Unfortunately, no television schedule has officially been released. Cycling.tv will cover all of the stages live for a fee, while Versus will be picking up coverage of the race sporadically.

Update 4/30: Sorry for the lack of info below. The profile links Tyler used have since been removed, and cycling.tv still hasn’t announced the TV schedule yet. We’ll update this post when there is more information, or hop over to cycling.tv to see if they have it update.


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Giro d'Italia TV coverage and route schedule


2009 Giro d’Italia Route, Schedule and Dates

Stage Date Type Distance Profile Where TV Start
Stage 1 5/9 TTT 20.5K Link Lido Di Venzia
Stage 2 5/10 FLAT 156K Link Jesolo -> Trieste
Stage 3 5/11 FLAT 200K Link Grado -> Valdobbiadene
Stage 4 5/12 MT 165K Link Padova -> San Martino di Castrozza
Stage 5 5/13 MT 125K Link San Martino di Castrozza -> Alpe di Siusi
Stage 6 5/14 FLAT 242K Link Bressanone -> Mayrhofen
Stage 7 5/15 FLAT 244K Link Innsbruck -> Chiavenna
Stage 8 5/16 FLAT 208K Link Morbegno -> Bergamo
Stage 9 5/17 FLAT 155K Link Milan Circuit Race
Rest Day 5/18 REST 0K Rest Rest Day
Stage 10 5/19 MT 250K Link Cuneo -> Pinerolo
Stage 11 5/20 FLAT 206K Link Torino -> Arenzno
Stage 12 5/21 TT 61.7K Link Sestri Levante -> Riomaggiore
Stage 13 5/22 FLAT 150K Link Lido di Camaiore -> Firenze
Stage 14 5/23 FLAT 174K Link Campi Bisenzio -> San Luca
Stage 15 5/24 FLAT 159K Link Foli – Faenza
Stage 16 5/25 MT 237K Link Pergola -> Monte Petrano
Rest Day 5/26 REST 0K Rest Rest Day
Stage 17 5/27 MT 79K Link Chieti -> Blockhaus
Stage 18 5/28 FLAT 181K Link Sulmona -> Benevento
Stage 19 5/29 FLAT 164K Link Avellino -> Monte Vesuvio
Stage 20 5/30 FLAT 203K Link Napoli -> Anagni
Stage 21 5/31 TT 15.3K Link Roma -> Roma


  1. gabrielle says:

    What time does the Giro start ?

  2. No time, no tv, no info.

    • @Derf, crap, you’re right. And all of the links got changed so they are dead. Sorry about that, we posted this a while back and have no updated. We’ll look to get that done before the race starts. My apologies.

  3. walter says:

    WTH i paid for cycling.tv because they advertised they were carring the Giro. Can i get my money bac?

  4. 1. Thanks for the great post keep up the amazing work.

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