Tom Steels is one of two top sprinters in the Davitamon-Lotto Giro line up, along with Robbie McEwen. The Belgian champion told Sporza Radio that they will play it by ear to see who to ride for in the finales. "It's not the case that Robbie is the first sprinter and I'm the number two," said Steels. "We'll see that, no matter how chaotic the sprints are. Fassa Bortolo will want to control it, but there are plenty of other competitors in the field. I think that I can beat Alessandro Petacchi. Yes, every sprinter is beatable.
Steels added that he wanted to finish the Giro, with the aim of doing the Tour de France next season.