The Giro and Vuelta are old news; it's time to take on the Tour. The question is, old hand Basso or young buck Nibali? They could both trouble the podium, but victory may be a bridge too far. Either way, with Kreuziger and Pellizotti gone, the pair now need to split up stage-race responsibilities without bickering, which is easier said than done.
Elsewhere, Peter Sagan kicked everybody's faces in at Paris-Nice, Romandy and the Tour of California, then disappeared before coming second in the GP Montreal. It can only be a matter of time before lazy hacks start using the word 'mercurial'.
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