Evans considers Basso rival number 1 after Giro's Zoncolan

Ivan Basso and Cadel Evans, Giro d'Italia 2010, stage 15Giro d'Italia 2010, stage 15

World Champion Cadel Evans considers Italian Ivan Basso favourite number one after today's Giro d'Italia stage up Monte Zoncolan. The two rode away from their competition and back into contention for the overall, with Basso gaining the upper hand by the top.

"If Basso continues like this," said Evans, "he'll be the favourite because his Liquigas team is very strong."

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