COLOMBIA'S Nairo Quintana has trained his sights on clinching a first Grand Tour title at this year's Giro d'Italia.
The 97th edition of the Giro gets underway with a team time trial in Belfast today, the first time the event has begun outside mainland Europe.
Evans is a dual runner-up in the Tour de France but hasn't had any experience of the Giro for eight years, when he was 14th in 2002.
Basso is no longer the explosive climber of the past, but he made a strong return to the sport last year when fifth in the Giro and fourth in the Vuelta and seems guaranteed to go close now.
The conspiracy involved over 800 giros to a value of pounds 250,000 and that's all real gain - real cash received by you and your colleagues.
He is thought to have stolen almost 350 giros while working as a postman in Leeds from 2005.
FIVE asylum seekers have been charged with operating a huge giro
forgery scam on post offices in Merseyside.
The court heard the gang used the stolen credit cards as proof of identity to cash the giros.
Mr Hughes said investigations revealed Tshibangu had been directly involved in obtaining pounds 40,000 from cashed giros between April and November 2003.
He said cash paid directly into accounts meant crooks couldn't steal giros and benefit books or fraudulently claim cash.
Their warning comes as the government plans major changes in the way benefits are paid, bringing an end to giro cheques and benefit books.
Members of a family who masterminded and ran a counterfeit Giro
scheme from a traveller site in order to claim almost pounds 500,000 were jailed yesterday.
Currently post offices are paid a fee by the government for cashing giros
and paying out on benefit books.
We've teamed up with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) to offer YOU the chance to win one of two short breaks for two people to see the Giro
d'Italia Grande Partenza in Northern Ireland.
the lves s " Of the three Irishmen in the race, two can consider themselves contenders, even if Nicholas Roche - the son of 1987 Giro
winner Stephen - seems reluctant to put himself in that bracket.