Should the sprinters finish the Giro d’Italia out of respect for race? Team bosses have their say

With the race heading into a moutainous final week, how many sprinters will stay on to Milan?

Fernando Gaviria on his way to winning stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

With the snow-capped Alps peaked on the horizon for the first time in this Giro d'Italia and no respite over the next seven days, some sprinters have packed their bags to head home.

So far, sprinters André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) and Jakub Mareczko (Wilier-Selle Italia) pulled the plug on the Giro d'Italia. Some of the few other sprinters that lined up in this mountainous 100th edition may follow soon since zero opportunities remain.

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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.