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Löfkvist to captain Sky at Giro d'Italia

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Thomas Lofkvist (Sky)

Thomas Lofkvist (Sky) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Thomas Löfkvist (Sky Professional Cycling Team) rode for himself

Thomas Löfkvist (Sky Professional Cycling Team) rode for himself (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Thomas Löfkvist (Sky Professional Cycling Team)

Thomas Löfkvist (Sky Professional Cycling Team) (Image credit: Susi Goetze for www.cyclinginside.com)

Thomas Löfkvist will assume the role of captain when he targets the Giro d'Italia in 2011 according to eurosport.se. The Swedish racer will lead his Team Sky for the Italian Grand Tour in May. The team has decided that he will lead at the Giro and his teammate Bradley Wiggins will lead the squad at the Tour de France in July.

Commenting on the difficulty of the next Giro, Löfkvist said, "It is extraordinary."

He added that the team doesn't have any specific goals for the Giro. "It is difficult to set goals now. You have to come well prepared and then get to see how far it goes." He is not planning to do reconnaissance on any Giro stages before the start.

Löfkvist, who wore the maglia rosa pink leader's jersey and the maglia bianca best young rider's jersey in 2009 is currently spending time in Majorca at a Sky team training camp.

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