If you want to do the tour, the giro is not a race to do in order to warm up for it ,that's for sure. Although, some of them seem to do well at both, like Frigo, and simoni will probably do the tour this year. Frigo's opted out of the tour, apparently, probably to focus on the giro. Still, if simoni, casagrande and Garzelli do the tour, along with ullrich, we hope, and tyler, the tour will be a lot more fun than it was last year. Even if Ullrich isn't quite at his best. Armstrong needs someone to torture him in the mountains to keep things interesting!
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.