Gianni Savio's Drone Hopper team set to miss the 2023 Giro d'Italia

Italian hopes squad can continue at Continental level as they search for a new headline sponsor

Drone Hopper
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The Giro d'Italia will likely be missing one of its most constant participants next year, as Gianni Savio's Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli team looks like it will drop down to Continental level.

The Italian ProTeam was absent from the recent list of squads that had applied for a UCI license for that level next season. While a lifeline might still be found, it seems unlikely at this late stage, with the UCI's final deadline coming in a fortnight, on November 10. 

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.