Michele Scarponi honoured with special team prize at race where he took his final victory

Prize money for Tour of the Alps team prize will go to local voluntary organisations

Michele Scarponi wins stage one of the Tour of the Alps (Credits: Josef Vaishar - Cycling Photography)

The race where Michele Scarponi took his final victory will pay homage to the late Italian rider with a special team prize to be awarded at the 2018 edition.

The route of the 2018 Tour of the Alps was announced on Tuesday, with race organisers also revealing the new Team Up prize, established in memory of Scarponi who won the opening stage of the 2017 race just days before being killed in a collision with a truck on a training ride.

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