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MILAN, Italy -- Next years Giro dItalia will honour the 10th anniversary of Marco Pantanis death with several stages dedicated to the Italian climber. [url=http://www.seahawksfansofficial.com/ethan-pocic-jersey/]Ethan Pocic Jersey[/url] . Having already announced that the race will start May 9 with three stages in Northern Ireland and Ireland and finish in Trieste on June 1, the rest of the route was unveiled Monday. Stage 8 from Foligno to Montecupiolo will include the Carpegna climb where Pantani used to train, and uphill finishes in Oropa (stage 14) and Montecampione (stage 15) will recall two of his well-known victories in the race. Pantani won both the Giro and Tour de France in 1998. He was found dead in a hotel room on Valentines Day in 2004, and a coroner ruled he died from cocaine poisoning. There are eight stages for sprinters, three time trials -- including a team time trial to open the race -- and 10 mountain legs. Gazzetta dello Sport editor Andrea Monti handled the presentation since Giro director and RCS Sport general manager Michele Acquarone is suspended during an investigation into the alleged misappropriation of at least (euro)13 million ($17.7 million). The Gazzetta is controlled by RCS Media Group, which organizes the Giro. Vincenzo Nibali, this years Giro champion, attended the presentation, although he has indicated he may skip the race next year to focus on the Tour de France. Organizers said that Joaquin Rodriguez, who leads the UCI WorldTour rankings after winning the Il Lombardia classic Sunday, will ride the Giro. Also expected back are two-time Giro winner Ivan Basso and Cadel Evans, who won the 2011 Tour de France. Basso had to withdraw just before the start of this years Giro due to a cyst on his backside. This years Tour winner Chris Froome has indicated he will not ride the Giro, while the status of 2008 winner Alberto Contador remains uncertain, as does that of Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Tour champion who withdrew midway through this years Giro. The race will open with a 21.7-kilometre (13.5-mile) team time trial in Belfast. Stage 2 will also start and end in Belfast, while the third leg goes from Armagh to Dublin. After a rest day and transfer back to Italy, the race resumes in southern Italy with a stage ending in Bari. Stage six in central Italy heads up to Monte Cassino, the site of a major World War II battle. The races first individual time trial comes on stage 12 with a 46.4 (28-mile) route from Barbaresco to Barolo that honours two of Italys best-known wines. The grueling Stelvio climb is back after it couldnt be used this year due to bad weather. It will come in the 16th leg from Ponte di Legno to Val Martello. 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The English Football Association had charged the German right back with violent conduct after retrospectively reviewing video evidence of an incident that was missed by match officials at Craven Cottage on Saturday.LONDON -- Fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov upset top-seeded Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-4 to reach the final at Queens Club on Saturday. He will play 10th-seeded Feliciano Lopez in Sundays final, after the Spanish left-hander defeated Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7), 6-4. "Its a good feeling," Dimitrov said. "I always wanted to be in a final out here; stepping on that (court) on Sunday means a lot to me. It has always been like one of the biggest events for me, for some reason" It was the first victory in their three meetings for Dimitrov, who at 23 is the youngest player ranked in the worlds top 20. The Bulgarian took a 3-2 lead on his fourth break point when Wawrinka double-faulted, then broke again for 5-2. Wawrinka held two break points in the next game but was unable to prevent Dimitrov serving out the set, and the Swiss also failed to convert two break points for a 3-1 lead in the second set. Dimitrov broke to lead 4-3 and held on to secure a place in his third final of the year, following tournament victories in Acapulco and Bucharest. "It was not my best mmatch," Wawrinka said. [url=http://www.seahawksfansofficial.com/shaquill-griffin-jersey/]Shaquill Griffin Seahawks Jersey[/url]. "Didnt serve the way I wanted, and didnt move well. But Grigor was playing well, being really aggressive, serving big and mixing a lot." Despite his defeat, Wawrinka was happy with his preparation for Wimbledon, which begins in nine days. "So far its been a positive week except today," he said. "I was playing well. Im really happy with the practice session that I did every day. I had a lot of time on the grass, so its been really good for the preparation for Wimbledon." Lopez and Stepanek engaged in several highly entertaining rallies and drew enthusiastic appreciation from the spectators after their spectacular points. Lopez fired a backhand winner down the line to save a break point to lead 2-1, but failed to convert any of five break points of his own when leading 3-2. The Spaniard struggled after leading the tiebreaker 6-3, finally closing out the set on his fifth set point. A break to lead 4-3 in the second set then earned Lopez a place in his first final since he won on grass at Eastbourne a year ago. 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