Directing the crew at the Giro

Michele Acquarone.

Michele Acquarone. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

If the legendary race director Vincenzo Torriani compared the Giro d’Italia to a big banquet made up of a series of tasty dishes (the route) and pleasant dining companions (the riders), in our era, it’s perhaps more fitting to compare the Giro to a big cinematic production. To be successful, a film needs above all a good script (the route), a cast of talented actors (the great champions), good distribution and a good promotional launch.

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From Strade Bianche to Lombardia, via the Giro d'Italia, Michele Acquarone and the RCS Sport team will navigate the season with us, bringing Cyclingnews readers behind the scenes, as they discuss the challenges that face race organisers and share their fresh and innovative approaches to cycling.