BASSO TO RIDE FOR LIQUIGAS IN 2009

Ivan Basso
(Image credit: PAPON)

Ivan Basso has signed for Liquigas and will ride for the Italian team in 2009 and 2010.

The former Giro d?Italia winner is banned from racing until October 24 for his involvement in Operacion Puerto but has kept fit and is determined to make a successful comeback after serving his time. Basso will share team leadership at Liquigas with Filippo Pozzato and will be a team mate of Britain's Charly Wegelius.

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