Stage 19 climb preview: another mountain-top finish

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With Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) firmly in command of the maglia rosa, a few questions still remain for the 2011 Giro d'Italia. Among them:

Who will share the podium with Contador, and will Stefano Garzelli hold onto the mountains jersey.

Anticipating this questions several months ago, the Giro organizers threw in mountain-top finishes for the 19th and 20th stages.

Below is a 3D tour of the first climb of the day, the Category 1 Mottarone. You will need the Google Earth plug-in to see this. Also, CyclingtheAlps.com provides a Profile and Streetsview of the climb.

Here is the final climb of the day, the Category 3 Macugnaga, in “streetview”. You can watch the climb unfold as if you were riding your bicycle up the slope. CyclingtheAlps.com also provides a profile and 3D Tour of the final climb.

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