Traffic and Turmoil in the Giro della Toscana

The Giro della Toscana came under fire from riders and teams alike this week after cars on the course and insufficient police escorts created what many thought were unsafe racing conditions. The issues raised culminated on the final day with over half the teams in the race not starting the final stage in protest but others arguing that was not the best way to ensure the race became safer in following editions. Here is the whole story from start to finish.

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Good news! No sanctions for Giro Toscana protest

Remember the 2013 Giro Toscana debacle? With traffic in the race and chaos on the finish-line that lead to a camera-woman getting in the way of a sprint, and ending up in hospital, and such frustrating conditions that most of the peloton refused to finish the race in protest? Here's a happy update in the ongoing saga!

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Will riders face court over Giro Toscana protest?

Last month the Giro della Toscana, the only women's stage race on the UCI calendar with their highest .HC ranking, ended in chaos. The majority of the riders refused to race the final stage, in protest at unacceptably unsafe conditions, and the response from the race organisers has been severe. Not content with accusing riders of deliberately sabotaging the race, they are also threatening to take riders to court, and have asked the Italian Cycling Federation to investigate the issue.

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