RCS Sport hits back at calls to reduce Giro d'Italia to 18 days

Richard Carapaz won the 2019 edition of the race (Image credit: Getty Images)

The organisers of the Giro d'Italia have hit back at suggestions that this year's corsa rosa could be reduced to just 18 days as part of an Autumn racing calendar that has been heavily revised due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

There are signs that the historic power struggle between rival race organisers and suspicions of an alliance between the Tour de France and French UCI president David Lappartient are re-emerging after broad plans for a revised cycling calendar were revealed on Wednesday.

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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.