ROME – The winner of the last Giro d’Italia, Ivan Basso (Liquigas), will begin his season at the Tour de San Luis, Argentina (January 17-23 2011), “he said in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday.
“In 2011, I anticipate my debut race will be different than last year because I took too many risks, I was too numb and I had to settle for recovery in the Tour de Romandie, “said Basso.
“I started eight weeks basic,” said Basso, who took over training on Tuesday. We must build a base for supporting the then
very intense work. At my age (he turns 33 Nov. 26), it takes more time to get in shape. So I start a little earlier than the last season, on December 3, to avoid mistakes. ”
Basso won the Giro in 2006 and 2010. He was suspended for doping 2007 to 2009.