Giro d'Italia Bike Race Scraps Fastest Descender Prize Amid Safety Fears

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Giro d'Italia Bike Race Scraps Fastest Descender Prize Amid Safety Fears

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The organizers of the Giro d’Italia, one of the most famous bike races in the world, have always known that keeping fans interested for all three weeks can be tricky. So for more than 80 years, they have included secondary prizes to spice up the action. Like the Tour de France, the Giro crowns the best climber, the fiercest sprinter and the most “combative” rider.

But ahead of Friday’s opening stage in Sardinia, one new Giro award caused such a storm in the professional peloton that the race scrapped it just 48 hours…

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