Friday, May 05, 2006

Giro preview

The Daily Peleton previews the 2006 Giro d'Italia including the 2005 Tour de France Lanterne Rouge:

"Euskaltel-Euskadi is also bringing veteran attacker Iker Flores. Iker has two wins in his seven-year career, and they both came in the 2000 Tour de l'Avenir where he won a stage and the overall. In the 2004 Tour de France, he was an attacking maniac, taking 2nd on Stage 7 and going on some epic breaks in the Alps. Last year was an off year for Iker, and this was most evidenced by the fact that he was the Lanterne Rouge (a.k.a. dead last) in the 2005 Tour de France. This year Iker has ridden in the pack in some major stage races, and has sharpened his legs for a big ride in this Giro. Look for the tall, powerful, and friendly Basque to mix it up in the Belgian stages and then to launch some suicide missions in the high mountains."

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