Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali, the reigning champion, is among the big names who have opted not to ride this year's Giro d'Italia. Photo: EPA Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali, the reigning champion, is among the big names who have opted not to ride this year's Giro d'Italia. Photo: EPA
Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali, the reigning champion, is among the big names who have opted not to ride this year's Giro d'Italia. Photo: EPA

Giro d'Italia director decries race's lack of star quality

Calendar clash means big names are skipping Italian showpiece to focus on Tour de France

Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali, the reigning champion, is among the big names who have opted not to ride this year's Giro d'Italia. Photo: EPA Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali, the reigning champion, is among the big names who have opted not to ride this year's Giro d'Italia. Photo: EPA
Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali, the reigning champion, is among the big names who have opted not to ride this year's Giro d'Italia. Photo: EPA
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