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The Grande Partenza in Budapest, Hungary, will be followed by a transfer to Sicily – without a rest day – and a journey that hugs the southern and Adriatic coastlines before a very difficult final week in the Alps.
We weigh up the time trials, a stage in Marco Pantani's home town Cesenatico, and ask whether the route is tempted fate with the weather.
Before that, we discuss the retirement of Taylor Phinney, a rider who looked to be a once-in-a-generation talent when he first turned professional but whose career was compromised by a horrendous crash at the US Championships in 2014.
We also hear from British riders James Knox and Tao Geoghegan Hart as their seasons wind up at Il Lombardia.
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