UCI blames organiser for Giro Rosa being relegated from Women's WorldTour

The UCI says it has repeatedly asked Giro Rosa organisers to remedy "various shortcomings"

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The UCI has defended its decision to remove the Giro Rosa from the 2021 Women’s WorldTour calendar. The world governing body has blamed years of organisational shortcomings for the decision.

The Giro Rosa was not among the races listed as part of the top tier of women’s races when it was released last week, the race has instead been relegated to the second level ProSeries.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.