So, the time has come. The first Grand Tour of 2012.
No previous winner, obvs, as Contador was banned.
Grainy Thomas will make an appearance, as will the Manx Express, in an attempt to gain the last points jersey that he hasn't won.
Pinotti's leading BMC.
I think that Basso will try and do well, as will Fuglsang.
Normal Italian Wildcards and net app: Giocattoli, Colnago-CSF Inox, Farnese Vini-Selle Italia, Team NetApp.
Jose Rujano is a personal favourite
Relatively straightforward Danish TT and two stages to start with.