Juan Antonio Flecha on front, Sky, Tour de France 2011, team time trial training

The 2012 Giro d'Italia starts on Saturday in Denmark, but some teams, including Sky, are looking towards Verona and the team time trial on Wednesday.

Mark Cavendish's goal is to win sprints, but he said in a Team Sky press release: "We want to win the team time trial as well and hopefully that will get us the pink jersey."

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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.