Basso back on top after Tour de France

Ivan Basso, 2010 Giro d'Italia winner

Italian Ivan Basso is back on top with his win at the GP Carnago today in Varese, Italy. It was his first race win since the Giro d'Italia and came just over a week since bronchitis spoiled his Tour de France.

Team Liquigas' Basso returned to the Tour de France five years after he finished second to Lance Armstrong. He aimed to confirm he could still compete for a podium after sitting out two years for his involvement in the Operación Puerto doping investigation.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.