An up and down Giro for CSC; time to rebuild

Coming into the race with Ivan Basso as the outright favourite, looking on track to live up to the tag - only to have it all fall apart on the second day in the mountains - then staging two great back-to-back victories, it's been a yo-yo of a Giro for Team CSC.

"This Giro has certainly had it's ups and downs, but considering the circumstances, I'm quite pleased with our performance," said team manager Bjarne Riis on

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