Giro d'Italia organiser investigated over €13m missing funds

Mark Cavendish, Giro d'Italia 2013 podium after stage one

Giro d'Italia boss, Michele Acquarone will skip the 2014 route presentation on Monday due to an investigation into €13m in missing funds. RCS Mediagroup suspended him as a precautionary measure while an external audit of RCS Sport rolls ahead.

RCS Sport organises the Tour of Lombardy (this Sunday), Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan-San Remo, Giro d'Italia and other races like the Dubai Tour announced yesterday. After the Tour de France's Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), it is cycling's biggest organiser.

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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.