Giro Rosa behind closed doors with no live TV

Elisa Longo Borghini and teammate and WorldTour leader Lizzie Deignan at the teams presentation
Elisa Longo Borghini and teammate and WorldTour leader Lizzie Deignan at the teams presentation (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Organisers of the 2020 Giro Rosa confirmed that there will be no live broadcast of the nine-day race held from September 11-19. They have announced that a post-race broadcast on RAI Sport will be offered instead, a decision that goes against the UCI's mandated 45 minutes of live television requirement to be part of the Women's WorldTour.

Frustration mounted Friday when cycling fans were offered no live television or streaming options to watch the opening team time trial in Grosseto, which was won by Trek-Segafredo and Italian Elisa Longo Borghini took the first maglia rosa.

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