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by Mark Zalewski
December 8, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: UCI insists no reduction to team sizes in 2017; Jack Bobridge on retiring at 27: ‘At the end of the day health comes first’; One less WorldTour team in 2017? Rider agent ‘very concerned’ about Chinese team TJ Sport; Velon creating new race series; Stefan Schumacher signs with Kuwait-Cartucho.es; Kenyan cyclist who lost leg in crash talks about life after amputation; Tom Boonen: I needed a sports psychologist after Abu Dhabi Tour crash; Cameron Wurf returning to pro racing with triathlon ambitions; Four days of Dunkirk reveals course and name change to Tour des Hauts-de-France; Giro del Trentino becomes Tour of the Alps; 2017 Oceania Track Cycling Championships; Record-setting attempt to ride around Great Britain underway; Strava calculates the fastest cyclists by country; KASK extends sponsorship with Team Sky; Christian Meier on his final pro race; Adorable cyclocross racer shows how barriers are done.
The Giro del Trentino will be renamed the Tour of the Alps in 2017, in an effort to recognize the cross-border nature of the event, taking place place between April 17 and April 21. The race began as one-day race in 1962 in Italy, but grew to the multi-day format it is today and a popular warm-up for the Ardennes Classics.
Mikel Landa (Sky) is the reigning champion of the Giro del Trentino.
“We’re extremely proud of the new project starting right now,” said race President Giacomo Santini in a statement.
“We are aiming to enhance our race and show the amazing territories where it takes place to the global audience even more than we already did over the last editions.”
“We’re following up to the exciting 40-year history of Giro del Trentino with a new spirit,” the three regional organisers said. “The Alps unite people sharing nature, history and culture as a common ground. The sport helps to go beyond the borders in name of a better lifestyle inspired by the sustainable mobility.”
The five stages of the race will be revealed in January.