Basso recons Tour mountain stages

After meticulously preparing for the Giro d'Italia over winter and spring, 2006 maglia rosa winner...

After meticulously preparing for the Giro d'Italia over winter and spring, 2006 maglia rosa winner Ivan Basso is now in phase two of his objectives for this season. The Italian is currently in the French Alps with his directeur sportif and mentor Bjarne Riis, to recon the Alpine stages of the Tour de France coming up in little more than three weeks.

On Saturday, Basso may be seen on the parcours of the Dauphiné Libéré as he intends to take a closer look at the stage between Briançon and La Toussuire, the finish if the 16th stage of this year's Tour.

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