Scarponi testing Giro d'Italia legs in Liège

The presence of Michele Scarponi in the Lampre-ISD line-up for Liège-Bastogne-Liège didn’t garner too much attention but the Italian is present in the Ardennes with the aim of testing his legs ahead of the Giro d’Italia. In two weeks’ time, Scarponi will start the 2012 edition of the Italian Grand Tour on May 5 in the Danish town of Herning as the defending champion, after Alberto Contador’s 2011 results following his positive test at the 2010 Tour de France were stricken from the record.

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