The Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA) has sent complaints about the 2008 Giro d'Italia to the International Cycling Union (UCI) Road Commission. Many riders were upset about the length of transfers and the road conditions covered during the Italian Grand Tour, May 10 to June 1.
The teams "arrived more than once later than 10.00 PM at the hotel," the CPA said in a statement. "This is an inadmissible lack of respect not only towards the riders but also towards the staff of the different teams as well as towards the hotel keepers, which are already sometimes reluctant when they have to lodge cycling teams.
"The riders consider also that the organisers should take care of selecting a course that would be more balanced and more human. At least, they insist again on the necessity for the organiser to go on secure roads, which would avoid many crashes."
The CPA now hopes the UCI Road Commission will "take suitable measures."