Originally Posted by staubsauger
As I mentioned earlier: Franco Pellizotti
(I rate him higher than Basso, Scarponi or Hesjedal)
4 years since the last GT he rode... Long time.
But if he manages to reach level of before the pause, he could be dangerous.
I wouldn't rate him above Hesjedal and Basso.
Speaking of Hesjedal, I'm rating him high because he's defending champion, but I'm not convinced he can repeat last year's performance. Can't say it was a fluke, GT is hardly won by a fluke, but it was an extraordinary result. He needs couple of GT podiums more to be considered as a GT force in my eyes.