Friday, August 9, 2013

2013 Gran Piemonte Edition Cancelled

RCS Sport has announced that the 2013 Gran Piemonte edition, scheduled for Friday, October 4, has sadly been cancelled.

RCS gives the reason as, "The international economic situation and, in particular the Italian one, has put many sporting events, including the Gran Piemonte, in serious difficulty. Added in the UCI Europe Tour calendar, the Gran Piemonte, which in 2012 saw the victory of the Colombian Rigoberto Uran, suffered economic hardship that has led the organisers to the decision to cancel the event."

RCS Sport owns the Giro d'Italia, Milan-Sanremo, Il Lombardia, Tirreno-Adriatico, Strade Bianche, and Gran Piemonte races.

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1 comment:

  1. Larry can't help but be reminded of all those who say the race organizers should be sharing all their big profits with the teams. If RCS doesn't have the money to promote Gran Piemonte it would seem the ONLY organizer who actually makes money may be ASO. Should LeTour subsidize ALL of pro cycling? He doubts they'd want to do such a thing and besides, ASO already has enough power in the sport....they don't need any more!