Giro d'Italia: French COVID-19 rules mean Agnello and Izoard cut from stage 20

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO ITALY OCTOBER 21 Davide Ballerini of Italy and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Joao Almeida of Portugal and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Pink Leader Jersey Fausto Masnada of Italy and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Sam Oomen of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Chad Haga of The United States and Team Sunweb Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Monte Bondone 1575m Dolomites Southern Limestone Alps Peloton Snow Landscape Mountains during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 17 a 203km stage from Bassano del Grappa to Madonna di Campiglio 1514m girodiitalia Giro on October 21 2020 in Madonna di Campiglio Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
The peloton tackle the Brenta Dolomites on stage 17 of the Giro (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

COVID-19 restrictions in France have forced the organisers of the Giro d'Italia to massively change Saturday's final mountain stage to Sestriere. 

The race will no longer climb the 2744m-high Colle dell'Agnello and cross into France for the Col d'Izoard, instead climbing to Sestriere three times.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.