VeloNews to publish official guide to Giro d’Italia

By Stephen Frothingham

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — VeloNews will produce the Official Guide to the Giro d’Italia stage race this year and in 2019.

In an exclusive agreement finalized between Pocket Outdoor Media, the publisher of VeloNews, and RCS Sport, the race’s owner and event producer, VeloNews is awarded exclusive rights to publish the official online and print editions of the guide for the U.S. and Canada markets.

The 2018 VeloNews Official Guide to the Giro d’Italia will publish in the May issue of the magazine.

The guide will include course maps and schematics, stage-by-stage profiles, timetables, previews of all 20 teams and bios on the top contenders, overviews of their bikes and gear, tech reports on rider and team equipment choices for key stages, and prognostication from the VeloNews editorial team on the podium contenders and who will wear the coveted maglia rosa at the finish in Rome.

The Giro d’Italia begins on Friday, May 4 in Jerusalem and finishes Sunday, May 27 in Rome. In the United States, live coverage will air on the online sports broadcaster fubo.tv.

VeloNews’ editor-in-chief Fred Dreier said, “The Tour de France is the biggest race, but those who recognize and appreciate the nuances of bicycle racing often say …read more

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