The Giro starts on Saturday.
Look for Lance and Astana to ride hard for Levi. The long time trial down the coast will suit Levi well. It's technical, rolling hills, and long stretches requiring power. It's a perfect fit for an ITT master like Levistrong.
Garmin is gunning for the TTT on the opening day again. I hope they get it. They're really built to win it. I'd really like to see an American team capture the maglia rosa again. Levis is my pick to win it. Basso should be in top form as well. Lance won't be in the running for the overrall, but he oughtta be pretty tough come the third week. Interestingly enough, Basso hasn't ruled out Lance. He said that Lance's presence in any race "scares everyone." Kinda crazy given a guy who has been gone for three years.
Anyway, it should be a great three weeks of cycling.
I hope that both VdV and Lance find good form towards the end. I'm still hoping for an American majority podium in Paris