Subsequently, the International Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA) reported this Friday that the organization of the Giro d’Italia decided take into account the request made to shorten the route of the nineteenth stage, although the new starting point has not yet been specified.
“Thanks to the jury and the organizers of the Giro for listening to the request of the CPA. Health is the priority, especially in times of the coronavirus. Reducing today’s stage does not diminish the spectacle, but allows the defenses of the runners to not be put at risk, “the CPA statement reported.
The nineteenth Giro stage from Italy, from 251 kilometers between Morbegno and Asti, is suspended waiting to know the new route due to the squad of the cyclists of some teams who, shortly after taking the start, protested by getting off their bicycles for the extension of the route.
On the previous day the peloton faced a 207 kilometer stage with the climb to Stelvio, of 2,758 meters of altitude and an endless slope of 24.8 kilometers at 7.4 percent.