Philip Deignan in escape Giro d'Italia 2011, stage 15

Ireland's Philip Deignan placed ninth in the Vuelta a España two years ago, but still continues to learn. This week he races towards the end of his sixth Grand Tour participation, the Giro d'Italia.

"Every one you do is always different, sometimes you start good and sometimes you finish bad, your sensations are always changing," Radioshack's Deignan told Cycling Weekly. "I am still learning."

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