Cicloweb.it speculates that Alberto Contador might be a surprise addition to the Giro dâ€™Italia this year, in part thanks to the offices of Astana sports director Giuseppe Martinelli. Yes, that Martinelli, the guy who drove the car for Marco Pantani, Stefano Garzelli, and Damiano Cunego when they won the Giro. That would quite put a twist into the plot of this Giro, if the Ciclowebbers prove correct in their prediction. Contador or no, it should be a good party there in Italy with Cadel Evans, Carlos Sastre, the Liquigas-Doimo mÃ©nage leading the chase for the Pink Shirt.
Might throw a spanner in the works of Evans, Sastre, Pellizotti and Basso's Giro ambitions. But i must admit if this is true it is good to see someone try to do the Giro/Tour double again, and he is probably the only current pro that could possible do it. What do you think? True? Hoax? Trying to get in LA's head? Anything?