Friday, July 12, 2013

2014 Giro d'Italia, Racing for a Wild Card


The "Italy Cup", which will determine the Italian championship team, recommences on Sunday with the Giro dell’Appennino. The winning team of the cup, under last year’s agreement between the Italian Cycling Federation and RCS Sport, will automatically earn a Wild Card place for the 2014 Giro d’Italia.

The Giro will kick off from Belfast, Ireland, on 10th May 2014

Here are the current rankings:

1. Lampre-Merida – 331 points
2. Androni Giocattoli – 302 points (last year's winner of the cup)
3. Bardiani-CSF – 207 points
4. Vini Fantini-Selle Italia – 200 points
5. Cannondale - 176 points
6. Colombia – 175 points

The situation, however, could change much before the end of the season with 17 events more events from July to October for teams to pick up points in (listed below).

1. Giro dell’Appennino – 14/07/2013
2. Trofeo Matteotti – 28/07/2013
3. Tre Valli Varesine – 21/08/2013
4. GP Banca di Legnano - Coppa Bernocchi – 22/08/2013
5. 67° Coppa Agostoni - Giro delle Brianze – 23/08/2013
6. Memorial Marco Pantani – 31/08/2013
7. Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda – 02-07/09/2013
8. Monviso – Venezia (Il Padania) – 10-13/09/2013
9. G.P. Costa degli Etruschi – 21/09/2013
10. G.P. Industria & Commercio di Prato - 22/09/2013
11. Milano - Torino - 02/10/2013
12. Gran Piemonte – 04/10/2013
13. Gran Premio cittĂ  di Peccioli-Coppa Sabatini – 10/10/2013
14. Giro dell'Emilia – 12/10/2013
15. Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli – 13/10/2013
16. Giro della Romagna – 15/10/2013
17. Coppa Placci – 16/10/2013

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