Giro riders protest finish dangers and prize money

Rider representatives from the UCI ProTeams met in Cinisello Balsamo, Italy yesterday during the Giro rest day, along with CPA (Association of Professional Cyclists) president Francesco Moser, ACCPI (Italian Association of professional Cyclists) president Amedeo Colombo, ACP (Spanish Association of Professional Cyclists) president José Rodriguez and UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) president Hein Verbruggen.

According to a CPA statement, riders expressed their concerns about safety issues in this year's race, denouncing the dangerous nature of some stage finishes and the lack of lighting in tunnels. As the CPA diplomatically puts it, the riders' group, "invites the [Giro] organizer to do things in such a way that such situations never again happen in the future."

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