Giro d'Italia organiser under fire for miscommunication

Some teams unhappy with confusion over neutralisation or not of the descent of the Stelvio on stage 16

The peloton climbs the Passo Stelvio on stage sixteen of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Watson)

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) will keep his Giro d'Italia race lead and time gains despite a move from other teams to try and take them away. This morning, team directors and managers met at the start of stage 17 in Sarnonico to decide how to react to yesterday's Stelvio Pass confusion.

After a meeting this morning, the teams said they asked the cycling's governing body, the UCI to allow the Giro to take away the time Quintana gained off the snowy Stelvio Pass.

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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.