Giro Donne 2013 will go ahead, says Italian Cycling Federation

Emma Pooley Giro Donne 2009

The Italian Cycling Federation (FCI) has promised that the biggest race in women's racing, the Giro Donne, will "definitely" go ahead next year, despite its organiser deciding to drop the race from its portfolio.

Epinike has promoted the women's version of the Giro d'Italia for the last three years but has not renewed its contract with the FCi.

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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.