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91st Giro d'Italia - Team Previews
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Date: 5/14/2008
91st Giro d'Italia - Team Previews

91st Giro d'Italia - Team Previews
The teams and riders of the 2008 'Corsa Rosa': the favorites, the squads, their talents, goals, selected palmares and commentary on who to watch.

Team Previews & Announcements

91rst Giro d'Italia - Team & Rosters
9 May 2008
Teams, Riders and Bib Numbers for the Corsa Rosa
91st Giro d'Italia - The Brits in the 2008 Giro
If this year's Giro d’Italia, which starts on May 10, is anything to go by there is a veritable flood of British talent. All told the Brits at the Giro number six riders, one team, and one Director Sportif.
91st Giro d’Italia – Caisse d’Epargne Team Preview
The Biggest ship in the Spanish Armada, Team director's José-Miguel Echevarri & Eusebio Unzue are bringing a boat load of talent to the corsa rosa that could surprise.
91st Giro d'Italia - Saunier Duval/Scott Team Preview
A breakdown of the strengths and talents of Red Bird's Giro squad in support of Riccardo Ricco and veteran Leonardo Piepoli. Can young Ricco podium?
91st Giro d'Italia - Saunier Duval/Scott Squad Announced
Algeri's top Giro team of 2007 Returns - Red Bird's to be led by Riccardo Riccò and Leonardo Piepoli. Photos
91st Giro d'Italia - High Road Team Preview
USA Team High Road brings its Young Guns and a few Big Guns - a talented, fast and strong team with co-captain's Pinotti and Sivtsov in search of pink and stage wins.
91st Giro d'Italia - Team High Road Announced
Ambitious plans for the American team. A strong squad from the California based team with talent for stage wins and the overall.
91st Giro d’Italia - Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni Preview
Giro d’Italia - Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni Team Preview Gianni Savio's team return to support Gilberto Simoni on his 'Quest' for another Giro victory interesting blend of South American promise and European experience.
91st Giro d'Italia - 2008 Barloworld Team Preview
A preview of the talents of Claudio Corti's men in red for the 2008 Giro. Mauricio Soler winner of the 2007 Tour
91st Giro d'Italia - Team CSC Preview
Deep with talent, Bjarne Riis brings a team of that might be deceptive in its strength, balance and power to do battle on the roads of Italy; but Riis and his riders. always manages to surprise.
91st Giro d'Italia - Team CSC 2008 Squad Announced
Bjarne Riis' team lines up with a mixed bag of talent, veterans and young guns. Anders Lund makes his Grand Tour debut.
91st Giro d'Italia - 2008 Francaise des Jeux Team Preview
"As is the case with all the French teams, the Giro d’Italia can be taken with a proverbial Gallic shrug: hey, it’s a nice warm-up act for their One and Only in July, but they aren’t going to bust a gut getting results"...
91st Giro d'Italia - Liquigas Team Preview
Liquigas returns to defend their crown with co-captains Vincenzo 'the Shark' Nibali and Franco Pellizotti - Daniele Bennati with the 'fast legs' for the team hunting the sprint jersey.
91st Giro d'Italia - Astana Accepts Invitation & Giro Sqad
"... The one-week notice is certainly an extra challenge, but I’m confident that our Team will show up motivated.” Johan Bruyneel. Giro Squad Announced.
91st Giro d'Italia - Astana Team Preview Updated
Better late than never? With their late inviation to the party, Astana are spolit for choice as they bring the Big Three of Contador, Klöden and Leipheimer to the battlefield… Benjamin Noval out
91st Giro d'Italia - Team LPR Brakes Preview
9 May 2008
The Killer returns with a new team to defend his Giro championship... A team with all the 'right stuff' that can boast two double Giro Champions.
91st Giro d'Italia - Lampre Team Preview
9 May 2008
Giuseppe Saronni's Blue & Fuscia crew gives the nod to strongman Marzio Bruseghin to pursue his dream.
91st Giro d'Italia - Rabobank Team Preview
9 May 2008
Denis Menchov makes his debut in the Corsa Rosa looking to add a Maglia Rosa to his collection of Gold Vuelta Jerseys.
91st Giro d'Italia - Team Slipstream/Chipotle p/b HO3 Preview
10 May 2008
Jonathan Vaughter's Argyles are set to start their first Grand Tour with a fast legged international crew to battle on the corsa rosa.
91st Giro d'Italia - Tinkoff Credit Systems Announces Squad
The grand animators of the 2007 Giro return with a team to light up the Giro once again on the hunt for stage victories.
91st Giro d'Italia - Quick Step Team Preview
10 May 2008
Quick Step have Spring in their step, now for the next challenge… Bettini and Garate are the men entrusted with the responsibilities.
91st Giro d'Italia - Gerolsteiner Team Preview
10 May 2008
David Rebellin and Robert Förster lead a team of journeymen and apt young pupils in the hunt for stage wins and glory.
91rst Giro d'Italia - Milram Team Preview
10 May 2008
All Hail the Mighty Milram Sprinter's Train! Erik Zabel leads the fast legs of the team in blue in search of stage wins; while 2003 world champion Igor Astarloa seeks redemption.
91st Giro d'Italia - Team Preview Silence-Lotto
11 May 2008
Captain Robbie McEwen leads the Belgian/Aussie squad heavy in young talent on the hunt for stage victories... and maybe some surprises.
91st Giro d'Italia - Team Preview: Ag2r-La Mondiale
12 May 2008
A French team with an international pedigree of adventurers has some surprising talent to watch as they search of stage wins and animating the Giro in breaks.
91st Giro d'Italia - Team Preview: Cofidis
12 May 2008
Cofidis, le Crédit par Téléphone The Team in red on the hunt for stage wins and epic breaks with young talent and wily veterans looking to impress.
91st Giro d'Italia - Euskaltel-Euskadi Team Preview
14 May 2008
No Zubeldia. No Sanchez. No chance?
91st Giro d'Italia - Team Preview: Tinkoff Credit Systems
14 May 2008
The Bankers squad are back to animate the the Giro as they did last year, with hopes to support Evgeni Petrov to improve on his 7th place on the G.C. and hunt stage wins... and they are off to a good start.

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91st Giro d'Italia - Route, Teams & History
9 May 2008
The 91rst Giro d'Italia, Map, Stages, Teams and Fabio's  Historical Database. Everything you wanted to know about the lore, legend and trivia.

Special Reports & References

Giro d'Italia - Giro Climbs & Comparable USA Climbs - 1
In case you want to test yourself on climbs in the USA that measure up to the first of the classic climbs on the menu of this years Giro.
Giro d'Italia - Giro Climbs & Comparable USA Climbs Part 2
Giro d'Italia - Part 2 -  take a look at Stage 19 & 20 in the 2008 Giro, and the climbs in the USA
All-Time Best Road Cyclist 2007 - 8th Edition Part 1
  Introduction to the 2007 and 8th Edition of the All-Time Best Road Cyclist Rankings. 1891 to 2007 - Active riders and new members of the top 100.
1962 Amateur World Championships - An American Odyssey
Two young Americans, Bob Kaplan and Francoise Mertens, left New York on an adventure with mate Pierre Charez to train in Belgium in preparation to race the worlds on the shores of Largo De Garde in Italy. A bit of missing American History.

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