Italian government hopeful about Giro d'Italia in October
Apr 27 2020 06:16 am CET

Italian government hopeful about Giro d'Italia in October
Italian government hopeful about Giro d'Italia in October
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Italian government is feeling optimistic about the way the coronavirus pandemic is being reduced in the country and sports could be benefited by this.

The situation in Italy is looking brighter every day after being one of the most affected countries in the world by the Covid-19 pandemic. The government has announced a gradual reduction of the limitations for the citizens of the country and this positive expectations are going to reflect in sports.

Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora talked about the return of football to the country and the measures that are going to be taken for it to return as soon and safely as possible. Later on the day, in a discussion with Italian broadcaster RAI 2, the minister also talked about the Giro d'Italia.

Spadafora was asked if the Italian grand tour could be held in autumn, like the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) suggested. "Yes, I really hope it can be done on the dates indicated by the organisers," he commented.

The reshuffling of the cycling calendar puts the Tour de France as the first grand tour of the season from the 29th of August to the 20th of September and after the World Championships -which will be held in Aigle, Switzerland from September 20 to 27- the Giro would take place at the start of October. The last three-week race of the season would be the Vuelta a España.