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Ivan Basso in Wikipedia
It's very satisfying to have won.
Today, I gave the best that I can give. I think that me and my team did a very good job.
The race will decide the winner.
I'm ready to take over, ... When Lance was in there it was a little bit different -- you follow Lance, the big leader. ... Now I feel now it's my moment.
It's a nice race course, there's two long time trials and five high mountains stages so it's okay for me, although I would maybe prefer one less time trial and have another mountains stage,
No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.
(April 22, 1873 - November 21, 1945)
Life works out - but not as you expect it
To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know?