Androni boss calls for UCI to not cut back on Grand Tour wildcard entries

Gianni Savio says the move would be 'absolutely devastating' for pro-continental teams

Fausto Masnada wins stage six of the Giro d'Italia 2019 (Vincenzo Izzo/Kontrolab/LightRocket/Getty Images)

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Gianni Savio, team manger of Pro Continental outfit Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec, has written to UCI president David Lappartient asking the governing body not to cut back wildcard entries to Grand Tours.

In an open letter posted on Basque cycling website Biciclismo, Savio says the team is at risk because they "cannot give current sponsors or potential new investors the chance to specifically aim for one of the wildcard invitations for next year."

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