CPA outlines reasons for Giro d'Italia stage 19 shortening in open letter

ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Start Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey Adam Hansen of Australia and Team Lotto Soudal Nathan Haas of Australia and Team Cofidis Solutions Credits Ignatas Konovalovas of Lithuania and Team Groupama FDJ Miles Scotson of Australia and Team Groupama FDJ Protected from the heavy rain and in talks about the possible cancellation of the stage due to rain Morbegno Village during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Riders in discussions before the start of stage 19 in Morbegno (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

In the wake of the Giro d'Italia, the Professional Cyclist's Association (CPA) union has penned an open letter addressed to the cycling family detailing further the events of stage 19 in Morbegno while also putting forward the case for enhanced collaboration in order to boost rider safety.

The letter, released on Monday morning, laid out the conditions the Giro peloton had to endure during the race – extending beyond the expected hardships involved in road racing.

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