Italians reject idea of new cycling league

Dolomites, Giro d'Italia 2012, stage 17

Italians are rallying against a new cycling league proposed earlier this month by Omega Pharma-QuickStep owner, Zdenek Bakala.

"Deregulation and concentration of power in the hands of a few and with obvious conflicts of interest will only lead to a crisis and damage our sport's fundamental values," read a joint press release by several of Italy's leading cycling groups.

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