RCS Sport

Report: China’s richest man looking to purchase the three Grand Tours?

ASO has for years been the big fish amongst race organisers, running the top events and also having sizeable influence in the direction of the sport. It owns the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España plus many other major races, and resisted the UCI over the introduction of the ProTour, and more recently, the […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Campbell Flakemore quits cycling; BMC Racing Team comments on Flakemore’s decision to retire; Fabian Cancellara confirms 2016 will be his last season; Contador’s 2016 season plan outlined – Is this the route to a final Tour de France victory?; Debt-riddled RCS Sport to sell races?; […]


Acquarone: I feel like a cycling whistleblower who was fired, then accused of doping

Almost two years after he was fired from his role with Giro d’Italia organisers RCS Sport, former race director Michele Acquarone has repeated calls for a full investigation into a missing 17 million Euro and reiterated claims that he is a scapegoat. The Italian, who was suspended along with others in October 2013 and then […]


Velon on-bike footage to feature on eight of the Giro d’Italia’s stages

Continuing a push to generate alternative revenue streams in the sport and thus make team budgets less reliant on the unstable sponsor model, the team representative group Velon has today announced, together with Giro d’Italia organisers RCS Sport, that eight of the race’s 21 stages will feature on bike camera footage. The footage, which will […]


Giro d’Italia wildcards announced: Emphasis on Italian teams for Grand Tour

Following on from last week’s announcement of the wildcards for the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia race organiser RCS Sport has announced the Pro Continental teams it will invite to the Italian Grand Tour as well as three of its other events. With the latter trio – Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan-Sanremo and Il Lombardia – each being […]

Roma Maxima cancelled for 2015, Strade Bianche confirmed and teams named

The former Giro del Lazio, which was relauched as Roma Maxima in 2013, has run into further troubles with organisers RCS Sport confirming today that the race will be put on hold due to what it terms organisational problems. The event was first run in 1933 and ran practically without interruption until 2009. It was […]


Acquarone up against RCS Sport in court: “I feel like a scapegoat”

Ten months after he was abruptly fired by RCS Sport, former COO Michele Acquarone had his day in court this week, tackling his former employers in an unfair dismissal case. The former Giro d’Italia chief squared up against the Italian company and will find out next week if a quick decision will be made in […]


Acquarone: “Someone forged my signature. RCS controls should have spotted it”

Former Giro d’Italia chief Michele Acquarone has strongly challenged RCS Sport’s claims that he authorised the payments of millions of euros, accusing persons unknown of forging his signature and saying that the payments should have been picked up by the company’s internal controls. On Tuesday an unfair dismissal case he took over his firing by […]


Acquarone ready for July hearing against RCS: “I want justice”

Former Giro d’Italia chief Michele Acquarone has spoken in detail about his upcoming court battle with former employers RCS Sport, saying that he was given assurances his job was safe days before he was sacked, that he was told by police he was not a suspect in the fraud carried out at the company, and […]