Zomegnan defends Giro d'Italia, but realises changes needed

Angelo Zomegnan, Giro d'Italia 2012 in Denmark

Brit David Millar topped the final stage's results and closed the Giro d'Italia on Sunday in Milan. He and the other 158 cyclists completed one of the toughest editions in recent history - some say too tough.

"They can stay at home if they prefer," race director Angelo Zomegnan said. "In the last week, when Diego Ulissi and Eros Capecchi won, they rode 50kph in the first two hours. Maybe it's not hard enough."

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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.