lots of speculation whether the tour of california can compete/survive
at the same time as the giro d' italia. different types of riders have different
objectives. obviously, liquigas wants a good showing at the giro but this is
heartening news for the usa domestic scene:
it will be interesting to see whom liquigas sends in support. they do
have one of the better-equipped gc teams. would like to see leipheimer
really "earn it" over one of the better gc young guns in the peleton.