‘If I have to live with an unfair system, I don’t know if I want to continue’: Androni boss vents his anger after being left out of Giro d’Italia  

Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec, once home to Egan Bernal, has not been invited to their home Grand Tour 

Fausto Masnada wins stage six of the Giro d'Italia 2019 (Vincenzo Izzo/Kontrolab/LightRocket/Getty Images)

(Image credit: LightRocket via Getty Images)

The boss of Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec has vented his frustration after his squad was left out of the 2021 Giro d’Italia. 

Gianni Savio, the long-standing manager of Italian ProTeam Androni, says “if I have to live in an unfair system I don’t know if I want to continue,” after the organisers of the Giro announced the list of teams competing in this year’s edition. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.