Basso delays Giro celebrations until after the Verona TT

Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo)

Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) extended his lead in the Giro d'Italia from 51 seconds to 1:15 but was as prudent and pragmatic as ever, refusing to admit that he secured overall victory before Sunday's final time trial stage.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.