Italy is now without a WorldTour team and only two of its four Pro Continental squads will race the Giro d'Italia in May.
The Colombian and his Movistar team believe the feat is a realistic undertaking for the two-time grand tour winner.
Giro d'Italia organizers name four wildcard teams, but only Bardiani CSF and Wilier Triestina are chosen from the four Italian pro teams.
The four Italian Pro Continental teams hope they'll get the nod as Giro wildcards, now that Italy lacks a WorldTour squad.
Four top riders from The Netherlands will compete at the Italian grand tour in May.
Tejay van Garderen's BMC teammates and manager agree that the Giro will be an opportunity for the American to regain confidence.
Vuelta winner Nairo Quintana set to vie for a second Giro d'Italia crown and his first Tour de France title next year.
The centenary Giro d'Italia is attracting a host of top riders, including defending champ Vincenzo Nibali, as well as Aru, Chaves, and
Thibaut Pinot, 26, finished third in the 2014 Tour de France but has never raced the Giro.
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