Scinto and Savio decry EF's proposal to end Giro d'Italia early due to COVID-19 concerns

MATERA ITALY OCTOBER 08 Filippo Zana of Italy and Team Bardiani CSF Faizane Mattia Bais of Italy and Team Androni Giocattoli Sidermec Marco Frapporti of Italy and Team Vini Zabu KTM James Whelan of Australia and Team EF Pro Cycling Breakaway during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 6 a 188km stage from Castrovillari to Matera 401m girodiitalia Giro on October 08 2020 in Matera Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
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When Luca Scinto warms to a topic, he doesn't so much answer a question as deliver a soliloquy. "Maybe if I was more diplomatic, my career would have been different instead of being with a small team, but I'm proud of what I am," he told Cyclingnews by way of an opening gambit at the Giro d'Italia in Cervia on Friday morning. "I'm stubborn and I say what I think."

The topic in question was EF Pro Cycling's request – already rejected by the UCI – for the Giro d'Italia to be brought to a unified halt this weekend due to what they described as a 'compromised' coronavirus bubble on the corsa rosa.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.