Highlands Ranch Area Cycling Road Cycling Colorado Streech Greg Streech Gregory

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Basso to Discovery

From CyclingNews:

Lance Armstrong has confirmed the signing of Ivan Basso to Discovery Channel. "It's done," quipped the seven-time Tour de France winner in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport. This afternoon, from Austin, Texas, the official announcement is expected that the 2006 Giro d'Italia winner will ride for the same team that helped carry the American to his Tour successes.

According to the Italian sports newspaper, Discovery Channel is set to welcome the Giro champion in Austin on December 3, when he will be fitted for team clothing and gear during the team’s first, unofficial training camp. The Tour is the number one objective of the American team and it is unknown if Basso will want to continue with the same program of riding both the Italian and French grand tours.


At November 09, 2006 6:46 PM, Blogger Redlight said...

Realizing it's all about the Tour for Disco', will Bruyneel keep Basso out of the Giro? Or will they go for the double?

With Basso's chemical imbalance, maybe he can go triple and add the Vuelta?

I wonder how Leipheimer feels about this? Is he going to help Basso? Shit, Basso can make it up Alpe d'Huez twice before Leipo is even halfway up.

Go Disco. They could win another 7 Tours.


Post a Comment

<< Home

More blogs about cycling.
Technorati Blog Finder .