Giro d'Italia issues 'clarification' over 'West Jerusalem' after Israelis threaten to pull out of start

References to "West Jerusalem" reflected geography not politics, says RCS Sport

Organisers of the Giro d'Italia have issued a "clarification" over the use of the term "West Jerusalem" in race literature after Israeli officials threatened to withdraw their support for the race.

At the presentation of the Giro d'Italia 2018 route on Wednesday, organisers RCS Sport said that the opening stage of the 2018 race would take place in "West Jerusalem" rather than "Jerusalem", a choice of language that angered Israeli officials.

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