Michele Scarponi of Italy riding for Lampre-ISD talk tot he media after team presentation prior to the 2012 Tour de France on June 28, 2012 in Liege, Belgium. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) (via Cycling - Photo Gallery - Yahoo! Sports)
Lampre-ISD’s Michele Scarponi of Italy (R) jokes with Liquigas-Cannondale’s Ivan Basso of Italy before the start of the 121-km 13th stage from Savona to Cervere of the Giro d’Italia May 18, 2012. (via Photo from Reuters Pictures)
3rd May 2012: Michele Scarponi with his 2011 winner’s jersey. His name has replaced Alberto Contador’s on the Trofeo Senza Fine.
“Sincerely, I don’t like to become the winner in these circumstances. My dream is to raise my arms up in the air in Milan with the trophy. If I can achieve that, the emotion will be huge and totally different. I don’t want to think too much that I own this trophy now. I prefer to focus on the coming Giro. I want to win this one for good.”