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Astana, with an eye on victory at Giro d'Italia, will send top three riders to Italy

Updated: May 4, 2008, 2:27 PM ET
Reuters

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Astana will line up its best possible team in the Giro d'Italia despite a late invitation to the three-week race, sporting director Alain Gallopin said.

Giro organizers RCS confirmed on Sunday that it had invited Astana to take part in the three-week race, which starts on Saturday, after having originally left out the Kazakh team.

"We will go to the Giro with our three leaders, Alberto Contador, Levi Leipheimer and Andreas Kloeden," Gallopin said Sunday before ...

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