Giro d'Italia starts today

My favorite road race of the calandar, the Giro d'Italia starts today with a team time trial but the Giro is usually won or lost on some of the hardest climbing stages of any races.

With a few dopers out of the race this year, my favorites for the win are 2004 winner Damiano Cunego who seems to have found his health back or Gilberto Simoni who won in 2001, 2005 and last year if you take out the drug busted Basso and Gutierrez. Gibo also finished on the podium in 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005 and 2006. impressive palmares, impressive climbing skills.

Gilberto 'the spider' Simoni during the 06 Giro

You can follow the race almost live on Cyclingnews or on Velonews.

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