Baranowski wants a perfect 10

32 year-old Pole Dariusz Baranowski is one of the stalwarts of the Liberty Seguros team during the Giro. Nicknamed "Darek" by his teammates, Baranowski is in pursuit of a "perfect 10": to complete his 10th grand tour without abandoning. In his 11 year career, Baranowski has ridden five Tours de France, two Vueltas a España, and two Giri d'Italia, and finished them all.

Baranowski has ridden in three of the best teams in the world: US Postal until 1998, Banesto from 1999-2002, and in Liberty Seguros since last year, after one season with the Polish CCC team. "In these three teams I have been fine," he said. "When I was in US Postal, it was a team that was beginning and that little by little was becoming big. Then, in Banesto, I worked for the big leaders as Zülle or Chava Jiménez, and here in Liberty Seguros-Würth, I have continued doing the same work for Roberto Heras or now Scarponi.

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