Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Liquigas Chooses Basso as Leader for Giro and Tour
From the team meeting in Passo San Pellegrino comes news that Liquigas has chosen Ivan Basso and Franco Pellizotti as co-leaders of the team for the 2010 Giro d'Italia.
For the Tour de France, Basso will be the sole leader. Basso podiumed at the Tour in 2004 and 2005 but will be appearing for the first time since 2005 after leaving on the eve of the 2006 race start due to Operación Puerto.
Vincenzo Nibali has been chosen as team leader for the Tour of California and as co-leader along with Roman Kreuziger for the Vuelta a Espana.
The President of Liquigas Sport, Paolo Dal Lago, commented during the meetings, "This next season will determine whether we will remain in cycling. How we win is more important than winning."
Photo: Basso makes good use of his Cannondale mountain bike during snowy conditions at San Pelligrino, team meeting
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