Giro deal with Sicily to include start of 2021 race

French rider Julian Alaphilippe, right, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win, as Oliver Naesen, at his left, of AG2R, comes in second, and Michal Kwiatkowski of Team Sky, left, third, after a 10-man sprint at the end of the 291-kilometer (181-mile) route along the Italian Riviera for the 110th edition of the Milano-Sanremo cycling classic, in Sanremo, Italy, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (Dario Belinghieri/ANSA via AP)
French rider Julian Alaphilippe, right, sprints ahead of Oliver Naesen, at his left, at the end of the 291-kilometer (181-mile) route along the Italian Riviera for the 110th edition of the Milano-Sanremo cycling classic, in Sanremo, Italy, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (Dario Belinghieri/ANSA via AP)

MILAN — Giro d'Italia organizers have announced a deal with the Sicilian region to hold three stages on the island next year and the Grand Tour's start in 2021.

RCS Sport also announced the return of the Giro di Sicilia next month, a four-stage race from April 3-6 concluding on Mount Etna.

It's been 42 years since the Sicilian race was last held.

This year's Giro d'Italia begins in Bologna on May 11 and concludes in Verona on June 2.

___

More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Must Read

German biathletes Schempp, Dahlmeier win mass...

Feb 19, 2017

Simon Schempp and Laura Dahlmeier won the mass start world titles on Sunday, raising Germany's haul...

Ex-international Schoettel to lead search for...

Oct 7, 2017

Former Austria international Peter Schoettel has been appointed sports director of the Austrian...

Shiffrin beats Holdener, Hansdotter for World Cup...

Dec 28, 2017

Olympic champion Shiffrin wins women's World Cup slalom after big 1st-run lead

Women's World Cup ski races doubtful due to...

Jan 12, 2018

Women's World Cup ski races in Austria doubtful due to weakened course after rain, mild temperatures

With Olympics looming, Vonn's priority is...

Jan 12, 2018

With Olympic downhill 40 days away, Lindsey Vonn is focusing more on avoiding risks than on winning

Search

About Us

From transfer news, tactical analysis to predictions, get only the best of the world of sports daily with Daily Sports Club.

Contact us: sales[at]dailysportsclub.com

Subscribe Now!