Giro d'Italia gets green light with crowds allowed at Sicilian start

Social distancing measures will be implemented for spectators

Richard Carapaz at the 2019 Giro d'Italia (Photo by Fabio Averna/NurPhoto)

(Image credit: NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The 2020 Giro d'Italia has been given the green light to take place this October after Italian government officials approved plans to make the race safe amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Race organisers RCS Sport presented measures to the sports ministry showing how the Italian Grand Tour will incorporate social distancing for the public in order to mitigate the risk of further coronavirus outbreaks.

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