"I believe in Ivan (Basso) and the possibility that he will win both Grand Tours," said Ivan Basso's teammate Jens Voigt of CSC. "Of course we know that it is brave of us to say we want to win both the Giro and Tour, and that with a rider who has never won even one Grand Tour."
Voigt believes that this rider will win, he told the Frankfurter Rundschau, despite the fact that this year's Tour de France "is custom made for Jan (Ullrich). There is no team time trial, but two long individual time trials. The major difficulties in the mountains come in the last week, so it looks good for Jan. But I still think that Ivan can do it. He has the privilege of youth, after all he is five years younger than Jan."