Vegni defends Giro d'Italia COVID-19 bubble after EF Pro Cycling call for race to stop early

Mauro Vegni, head of cycling at RCS Sport
Mauro Vegni, head of cycling at RCS Sport (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Giro d’Italia race director Mauro Vegni has defended the race’s COVID-19 coronavirus protocols in the wake of a rejected appeal from EF Pro Cycling to bring the race to a halt after Sunday’s stage to Piancavallo.

EF Pro Cycling wrote to the UCI and RCS Sport calling for the Giro to be stopped on its second rest day due to what they described as “a clearly compromised bubble”, but the request was rejected by the UCI.

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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.