Poor weather conditions did not deter Ivan Basso from training. On Wednesday, heavy snow fell upon northern Italy and ruined any plans he might have had to spend some time training on his road bike. The Italian was struck by the contrast between the climates in which he has been training and racing recently. Just two weeks ago, he was racing in hot conditions in Argentina at the Tour of San Luis.
"I have to train on my mountain bike again," said Basso to Gazzetta dello Sport. He was planning to ride outdoors in the company of his cousin Mauro, an amateur Gran Fondo rider as well as log some training sessions indoors on his home trainer.