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Three teams interested in Basso

Basso intends to train fully during his ban.

Basso intends to train fully during his ban. (Image credit: AFP)

Only two days have passed since the Italian cycling federation (FCI) handed down the maximum sentence of 24 months to Ivan Basso which will see the Italian out of competition until October 2008, but Basso is already making plans for his return to the peloton.

In an interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport, Basso explained how he had made a promise to his daughter to return to win the Giro d'Italia and also revealed he already has offers from three teams requiring his services once his suspension ends.

Basso did not name any of the teams specifically, although ProTour teams are supposedly prohibited from signing a rider found guilty of doping within two years of that rider's return to competition.

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