Shorter stages guarantee better racing, says Giro d'Italia race director

Mauro Vegni says he'd like to see more short stages make-up the Italian Grand Tour, so there is better opportunity for more entertainment

Alberto Contador on stage twelve of the 2015 Tour of Italy

(Image credit: Watson)

Giro d'Italia director, Mauro Vegni says he'd prefer shorter stages for the Grand Tour like the ones in the early days of last month's race, as they would make for more exciting racing, but concedes that it would be hard to put into practice.

The 2015 Giro featured a few short stages in the opening week that provoked an early classification fight before the riders reached the famous Alpine passes. The Tour de France uses a similar formula this year, as well.

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