Italian Angelo Zomegnan is no longer the director of the Giro dItalia, RCS Sport announced Tuesday. He is succeeded by the duo of Michele Acquarone, Director General of RCS, and Mauro Vegni, the technical director of the Giro. Zomegnan, a 56-year-old former Gazzetta dello Sport journalist, had a turbulent 2011 Giro. He was often criticized that he chose the show over security. The tragic accident of Wouter Weylandt, who was killed after a fall in the descent of the Passo del Bocco, has been cited as an example. Zomegnan was also criticized for the descent of Mount Crostis, which was canceled due to safety concerns. He will remain as a consultant for RCS.
Aside from the Giro dItalia, in May, RCS also organizes two of the principal classics, Milan-SanRemo in March and the Tour of Lombardy in October, as well as other races including the Tirreno-Adriatico.