Missing Giro d'Italia wildcard could spell the end for Androni Giocattoli

Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec owner Gianni Savio says that the decision by Giro d’Italia organisers RCS not to award his team a wildcard has come as a surprise and could spell the end for them. Savio’s team, which celebrates their 20th season in the sport this year, was the only Italian team to miss out on a spot when the wildcards were announced on Monday with Gazprom-Rusvelo taking the fourth spot.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.