Video: Aquarone on the 2012 Giro d'Italia route

The Giro d'Italia trophy

The Giro d'Italia trophy (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

New Giro d'Italia race director Michele Aquarone watched as Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) carefully placed the il trofeo senza fine on the stage at the 2012 route presentation in Milan on Sunday. The Italian looked on as Contador even gave the iconic, gold-plated award a polish, and it will be with that care and attention that Aquarone will hope to look after the riders at next year’s Giro.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.