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2008 Giro D'Italia
May 10 - June 1, 2008

Thursday, May 8: Teams presentation in Palermo

LPR team riders: Left, Danilo Di Luca (winner of the 2007 Giro). Right, Paolo Savoldelli (winner in 2002 and 2005).

Here's the 2007 Tour de France winner Alberto Contador whose Astana team got a last-minute invitation to the Giro

The American Slipstream team got an invitation. On the far left is David Millar. The giant next to him in the Swedish Champion's kit is former Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Backstedt

Quick step is bringing a lot of firepower to the Giro. On the far left is World Champion Paolo Bettini. In the Italian champion's colors is Giovanni Visconti.