Giro will be different without Cavendish, says Farrar

Mark Cavendish Tyler Farrar Tirreno Adriatico 2009 stage 7

Mark Cavendish got the better of Tyler Farrar last year at the Giro d'Italia, but this year will be different. The American sprinter will be without his British rival, who is racing the Tour of California.

"It will be different not having him around after racing against him last year," team Garmin-Transitions' Farrar told Cycling Weekly. "I still think there are a lot of really fast guys with André Greipel, Alessandro Petacchi... There are always quick guys and, for sure, it is not going to be easy."

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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.