There's a great interview of Disco's new star hire, Ivan Basso, on the CyclingNews.com website. Check the full text out here, but here's one quote from the interview that pretty much sums up why I think Ivan Basso is pure class:
CN: So you were able to maintain a balance in your home life even though there was a lot of turmoil around you?
IB: Look, I haven't been racing for three years. I've been racing for twenty-three years and I'm twenty-nine years old so all that experience is part of your life. I've ridden many, many, many kilometres, so it's clear that every day when you get up you think of the bicycle. It's automatic.
If you don't go out on the bike, you go to the gym and do sit-ups, or else you have to watch your weight, or check your time trial bike, or check the position of your shoe cleats. Your life turns around the bicycle like a wheel.