Cycling-Basso plans Giro and Tour assault

Reuters

Mon, 28 Nov 17:03:00 2011

Italian Ivan Basso plans to ride next year's Giro d'Italia and Tour de France but has acknowledged he cannot win both the world's two biggest stage races in the same year.

"I believe at my age the Giro and Tour can be raced in the same year and you can be strong in both, but I don't think you can win both," the 34-year-old, who triumphed in the Giro in 2006 and 2010, told Italian radio on Monday.

"I've never won the Tour but a third win in the Giro is also an important aim."

 

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