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Basso focused on being Contador's super domestique in Giro-Tour double

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Ivan Basso meets with his 2015 team Tinkoff-Saxo at a pre-season camp

Ivan Basso meets with his 2015 team Tinkoff-Saxo at a pre-season camp (Image credit: BreakThrough Media)
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Ivan Basso during a core exercise.

Ivan Basso during a core exercise. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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Ivan Basso (Cannondale) had another chance to practice his english.

Ivan Basso (Cannondale) had another chance to practice his english. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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Ivan Basso (Cannondale)

Ivan Basso (Cannondale) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Ivan Basso has put aside any talk of retirement and told Cyclingnews that he can be Alberto Contador’s super domestique in the Spaniard’s quest to win the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France double.

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Daniel Benson

 Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at both Cyclingnews.com and BikePerfect.com. Based in the UK, he has worked within cycling for almost 15 years, and he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he has reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he runs the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.