Giro d'Italia searches for new race director

Vincenzo Nibali on the podium, Giro d'Italia 2013, stage 21

The Giro d'Italia searches for a new director after the race organiser fired Michele Acquarone this week. According to a report in Tutto Bici, it is leaning towards Paolo Bellino to head its races.

The Giro d'Italia is the oldest and most prestigious stage race behind the Tour de France. With the start on May 9 in Belfast, it will celebrate its 97th edition. Besides the Giro, organiser RCS Sport runs the week-long Tirreno-Adriatico stage race in March, four one-day races including Milan-San Remo and Lombardy, and other sporting events.

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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.