Basso confirms early season plans with Lugano win

Ivan Basso, 2010 Giro d'Italia winner

Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso won the GP Lugano today and confirmed his plans for early season dominance.

"I have no intention of arriving at the Tour [de France] empty handed," Basso told La Gazzetta dello Sport last month. "I have to try to bring home something beforehand."

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