Agence France-PresseApril 29, 2013 11:30
Twice former winner Ivan Basso will lead Cannondale at the Tour of Italy, which begins in Naples on Saturday.
The Italian team will be putting their efforts behind Slovak Peter Sagan at July's Tour de France, leaving the 35-year-old Basso to have a crack at a home treble.
Winner at the Giro in 2006 and 2010, Basso has had few impressive results this season, but his team isn't worried.
"Basso's results and preparation are to be expected. He's lining up the Giro," said the Italian team's sports director Stefano Zanatta.