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Giro d'Italia, or Giro d'America?

Updated: May 15, 2009, 5:57 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

The best part of cycling is the geography. Almost all other sports take place within arenas, which are practical for viewing the competition, but lack dramatic scenery (unless you count the Laker Girls). The Giro d'Italia, meanwhile, is one week into its centennial edition, with a course that is as much a historical and cultural tour of Western civilization as it is a bicycle race.

How does the Giro stack up against our events in North America this month? We go to the Tale of the ...

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