The teams that will be at the start of the 103rd Giro d’Italia were officially presented tonight in Segesta, inside the Segesta Archaeological Park.
The Corsa Rosa will start on Saturday with the Monreale – Palermo Tissot ITT individual time trial of 15.1km.
Vincenzo Nibali said: “After Tirreno-Adriatico I felt my condition growing day by day and at the World Championships, I felt much better. Now I’m ready for the Giro. It is very exciting to be able to race a few stages of the Giro on the roads of my region, in Sicily. I don’t want to make any predictions, I will try to do my best, and then we will see what we have achieved. There are many strong riders who will try to get on the podium in Milan: Thomas has the advantage of the ITT on his side. Fuglsang, Yates and Kruijswijk are also among the main contenders. I believe that the stage of the Laghi di Cancano could be decisive for the general classification.”
Geraint Thomas commented: “I’m excited but I know that I’ll also have to stay calm. We certainly have one of the best teams and I’m looking forward to those three weeks of hard racing.”