Riis believes Basso can do Giro-Tour double

CSC team manager Bjarne Riis believes that his star rider Ivan Basso will be able to back up his dominating performance in the Giro d'Italia with a victory in the Tour de France in July.

"This is the best Ivan I've ever seen. He's shown he's at another level compared to last year and that he's the rider of the future," Riis told a post-race press conference according to Reuters. "I'm convinced Ivan will be strong enough to be competitive in the Tour."

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