Basso convinced he can win Giro d’Italia despite defensive tactic

On the eve of the second rest day of the Giro d’Italia, which is most welcome by the riders after twelve consecutive days of racing, Ivan Basso explained that he feels where he needs to be with less than one week to go. He sits in third place overall with a deficit of 1:22 from reinstated leader Joaquim Rodriguez while former pink jersey wearer Ryder Hesjedal is second at 30 seconds.

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