Vincenzo Nibali tightened his grip on the pink jersey with a second-place finish atop the Jafferau climb in stage 14.
Liquigas-Canondale have confirmed their roster for the 2012 season, naming six new riders in their squad.
Alberto Contador moved into the maglia rosa after winning stage nine of the Giro d'Italia with a trademark attack on the slopes of Mt. Etna.
The route for the 2011 Tirreno-Adriatico has been unveiled, with the race scheduled to start in the Tuscan town of Marina di Carrara.
Liquigas-Cannondale climber Ivan Basso has identified his main target for the 2011 season - victory on the Tour de France.
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