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VeloNews to publish official guide to Giro d'Italia

Published March 5, 2018

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

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 the Giro offers the best racing. The Giro's course is more varied, the weather more problematic, the roadside tifosi more passionate as fans. While the Tour reigns as cycling's most important stage race, the Giro is the showcase for Italy, which is still home to the most storied and revered brands in the sport."

RCS Sport's sales director Matteo Mursia said, "VeloNews is the world's leading bicycle racing media brand so they are a natural partner for our beloved Giro d'Italia. Considering the print and digital reach of VeloNews, the Official Guide to the Giro d'Italia is a must-buy for anyone seeking to reach the most enthusiastic cycling fans and participant."

Advertising space for the guide closes April 2. Contact VeloNews' publisher Mark Gouge for information on advertising:, or 303-385-7755.

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