Valter eyes first maglia rosa of 2022 Giro d'Italia on home soil

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Valter in the Giro leader's jersey at the 2021 race (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The start of the Giro d’Italia in Hungary next year is going to be "really big" for the country, Attila Valter has said.

Speaking ahead of the Giro d’Italia Criterium Dubai on Saturday, the Groupama-FDJ rider said: "I received a thousand messages from people this week about it; if it's only the people who wrote to me that will be on the streets next year, it's already a lot. 

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Adam Becket is the staff writer for Procycling magazine. Prior to covering the sport of cycling, he wrote about ecclesiastical matters for the Church Times and politics for Business Insider. He has degrees in history and journalism. A keen cyclist himself, Adam’s favourite race is the Tour of Flanders or Strade Bianche, and he can't wait to go to the Piazza del Campo for the end of the race one day.