Giro chief says race is balanced and welcomes Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins, Tour de France 2012, stage one recce ride

The 2013 Giro d'Italia route, according to its operations director, Mauro Vegni, favours more than just time trial-strong men like Bradley Wiggins (Sky).

"Those who thing that the Giro d'Italia route was designed for time trialists are mistaken, partly because when you design a Giro you do it to be open to everyone and not favoured one type of rider or another," Vegni said, according to Italy's Ultimo Chilometro radio programme.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.