Reports suggest that Arkéa-Samsic have turned down Giro d'Italia spot

The French team are to focus on the Tour de France and Vuelta a España

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Arkéa-Samsic will not race the Giro d'Italia, according to reports in France.

The ProTeam outfit were handed automatic entries into all WorldTour events throughout the 2022 season following the demise of Qhubeka-NextHash and because of their ranking as the second-best team in the divisional category behind Alpecin-Fenix.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.