Giro d'Italia will not be held without fans, says race director

Mauro Vegni does not believe that cycling has to copy the pandemic protocols of other sports such as football who are continuing without spectators.

Mauro Vegni and Peter Sagan at the 2020 Giro d'Italia presentation (Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

The organiser of the Giro d’Italia does not believe that the Grand Tour will need to be ran without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Men’s professional cycling returned last week with La Vuelta a Burgos, followed by the first WorldTour event of the restarted season with Strade-Bianche.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.