Giro d'Italia peloton to donate stage 19 prize money to those affected by Stresa cable car crash

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The Giro d'Italia peloton outside Verona on stage 13 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Giro d'Italia peloton will donate the prize money handed out on Friday's stage 19 to the sole survivor of the Stresa cable car crash and the families affected by the tragedy, the riders' union (CPA) has announced.

The stage, which runs 166 kilometres from Abbiategrasso to the summit finish at Alpe di Mera, was originally set to cross the Mottarone mountain where the crash happened last Sunday, killing 14 people. 

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