Tour de France runner up Ivan Basso has been selected for Team CSC's line-up in this year's Tour of Denmark, which begins on August 3. "We are extremely happy to be able to have a classy rider like Basso participating in our race," said race director Jesper Worre. "It's not only a big thing for me and the organization behind the Tour of Denmark, but also for all the Danish spectators,"
Earlier this season Ivan Basso won two stages in the Giro d'Italia despite having stomach problems. He rebounded to finish second in the Tour de France behind Lance Armstrong, proving his class as a grand tour rider. "I'm very much looking forward to riding in Denmark, where I know the team has a large number of fans," said Basso. "From my teammates I've heard a lot of nice things about the race and they told me about this unique atmosphere in Denmark after the Tour de France."