Ivan Basso‘s withdrawal from the Giro with injury means there are now only four former winners still in the race: Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp, 2012), Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida, 2011), Danilo di Luca (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia, 2007) and Stefano Garzelli (Vini Fantini, 2000).
Apparently there’s a race in Italy next week – who knew? Panache, Kitty and Tim preview the stages, riders and teams, and discover they can’t pronounce Italian place names at all.
We’ll be back with weekly(ish) podcasts during the Giro itself. But don’t expect our Italian to get any better …
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