By Gregor Brown in Monte Pora
Team High Road is finishing the 91st Giro d'Italia on positive note thanks to three stage wins – two by Mark Cavendish and one by André Greipel. The American-registered team will look to make its next impact in the final stage to Milan, where Australian Time Trial Champion Adam Hansen may have his chance.
"It is a bit downhill, which is not the best for me," 27 year-old Hansen explained to Cyclingnews. "I would prefer it to be a little hilly. Of course I will have a go." The course, starting in Cesano Maderno and ending in Milan, is 28.5 kilometres.
"I am almost finished; two hard days and then the time trial is easy," Hansen confessed to being relieved on Friday morning. "We have nine riders and we did not think we would have nine riders at the finish, and it surprised us. Mark Cavendish has been really impressive on the climbs – he's won two stages – Greipel is doing well – he won a stage too. Everything is going well.
"The goal is to have all of us finish in Milan, we have already done enough and we don't need to do anything else."