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Oscar Freire Will Debut at Giro d’Italia in 2010

oscar freire will debut at giro d italia in 2010   Oscar Freire Will Debut at Giro dItalia in 2010

Oscar Freire has enjoyed many Tour de France and Vuelta a España stage wins, but there is one Grand Tour that he has yet to participate in; the Giro d’Italia. That will change this year, as he will begin the race in Amsterdam on May 18th. “As the Giro starts in Holland, the team is interested that I race it. I think the Giro fits well to my characteristics. The finishes are difficult and are more complicated to control by the teams, so that way I can have more opporunities. It would be great to win a stage,” said Freire. He will ride the Tour as well, but this year, he won’t be taking part in the Vuelta. “I will do different preparation for the worlds. Other years I didn’t race the Vuelta and I was good. There’s no problem in…

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Bradley Wiggins Aims for Giro d’Italia in 2010

bradley wiggins aims for giro d italia in 2010   Bradley Wiggins Aims for Giro dItalia in 2010

Bradley Wiggins is aiming high in 2010, and he has made it known that he plans on doing big things at the Giro d’Italia in May. His main goals will be the prologue and the first pink leader’s jersey, while leading Team Sky during the entire race. Unlike most riders, Wiggins plans on doing well at the Giro, not just using it to prepare for the Tour de France. “I will be there and not only to prepare for the Tour. The Giro is an important race. I will aim for the prologue in Holland and the time trial in Verona,” he said. “In 2010, with respect to this year, I will concentrate on two goals: to do well at the Giro and for the Tour’s classification. A decision is required: look at Sastre, who also aimed for the Giro, then went…

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Xavier Tondo to Ride Giro d’Italia 2010

xavier tondo to ride giro d italia 2010   Xavier Tondo to Ride Giro dItalia 2010

Spanish climber Xavier Tondo will be joining teammate Carlos Sastre at the 2010 Giro d’Italia. “I am more than pleased with the planning that the team has laid out for me. And I am super-motivated for the Giro. I know I am going to the Giro with one objective: to work for Carlos Sastre. And that’s no problem at all for me, quite the contrary. For me, it’s an honor and even adds to the motivation,” says Tondo. Sastre won two stages of this year’s Giro, but with Tondo behind him next year, things should be different. 31-year-old Tondo is making the move to Cervélo Test Team after riding with small Spanish and Portuguese teams for the majority of his career. In 2007, Tondo won the Tour of Portugul, and captured the leader’s jersey at the Ruta del Sol last year. “We’ve already…

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Carlos Sastre Targets 2010 Giro d’Italia

carlos sastre targets 2010 giro d italia   Carlos Sastre Targets 2010 Giro dItalia

2008 Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre has announced today that he plans to compete in the 2010 Giro d’Italia. The 2010 Giro will begin on May 8th in Amsterdam. “After analyzing the routes of the three big tours — Italy, France and Spain — and discussing things with the team sporting director I’ve decided to take part in the Giro,” says Sastre. “Its a real opportunity,” he adds, and said that the 2010 route was “very attractive” to him. Spaniard Sastre has won two stages of the 2009 Giro; Monte Petrano and Vesuvio. He finished fourth overall. Sastre also wants to compete in the Tour of Catalunya from March 22nd through 28th, and the Amstel Gold Race and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

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Cadel Evans Will Ride Giro d’Italia in 2010

cadel evans will ride giro d italia in 2010   Cadel Evans Will Ride Giro dItalia in 2010

World champion Australian cyclist Cadel Evans has confirmed that he will be racing in the 2010 Giro d’Italia. This will be the first time he’s raced the Giro in eight years. Evans told Italy’s sports daily Gazzetta Dello Sport that he plans to race the Giro as well as two other events by RCS Sports; the Monte Paschi Eroica on March 6th and the Tirreno-Adriatico from March 10th to 16th. The 2010 Giro will begin Rotterdam in the Netherlands on May 8th, and will finish on May 30th in Verona, Italy. Evans will be joined at the Giro by his BMC teammate Alessandro Ballan. Angelo Zomegnan, the Giro’s director, is glad that BMC decided to send both riders to the race. “It’s a proud moment for all of us at RCS,” he says.

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Giro d’Italia Director Meets With D.C. Mayor

giro d italia director meets with dc mayor   Giro dItalia Director Meets With D.C. Mayor

After very much speculation over whether or not the Giro d’Italia will begin on US soil, it seems as if the officials are moving one step closer to that goal by meeting face-to-face. Angelo Zomegnan, the Giro’s director, has met with Washington, D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty about starting the 2012 Giro here. Fenty didn’t strike a firm deal, but Mark Sommers, a lawyer who is heading a group trying to get the event here, called the meeting a success. “We can’t say it will 100 percent start here but we think that it is very, very possible and we’re moving forward to work together. There are a lot of things that must happen in the next few weeks before we can say it’s 100 percent. But I think it looks good,” Zomegnan told The Times. Zomegnan presented Fenty, who is a cyclist himself, with a…

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Washington, DC Pushing to Host Two Stages of 2012 Giro d’Italia

washington dc pushing to host two stages of 2012 giro   Washington, DC Pushing to Host Two Stages of 2012 Giro dItalia

Of the three grand tours (Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana, & Giro d’Italia), none of them have started outside of Europe. This may come to a change in the 2012 Giro, as Washington, D.C., has shown a tremendous interest. Angelo Zomegnan, the Giro’s director, has said a couple weeks ago that thanks to interest from the Capitol, the Giro could very well start in the US. “The course promises to be one of the most spectacular prologues ever used in a Grand Tour. It seems very appropriate that the prologue for the first US start be held in the heart of the nation’s capital,” says Mark Sommers, D.C.’s Capitol Criterium race director. Sommers and g4 Productions have already started designing two possible stages for the race. “We recognize that the potential economic impact of bringing the Giro d’Italia to Washington, DC, is tremendous. …

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