May, 6 we will participate in Giro d’Italia. It will be a three week race. It is very important alike for me and the team. It will be my 4th participation in Giro d’Italia during my professional carreer.
I participated in my first Giro de Italia in 2005 when I was in Rabobank team. That time I went to the general classification and it was not normal for the riders of my level. Nevertheless, I did my best and became to the finish line the 21st. I was satisfied with this result.
The Giro d’Italia has never been the main race for me in the season as it takes place just after the main spring classics which took place in April.
This year I had to change myself so as to be prepaired physically and psychologically for this race to be in good form. I hope that all the team is also very well-prepaired as it is a very important race to show yourself in the race of such high level.
Giro de Italia is such kind of test for me. I am motivated as ever. I will try working for maximum not only for me but for our main leader Serguey Fersanov and for the whole team of our young riders. We will intend to get good results.