Stefano Pirazzi and Nicola Ruffoni face the sack by their Bardiani team after they were thrown out of the Giro d'Italia for doping.
Patrick Dempsey donned a vintage pink jersey and rode with the peloton for the opening kilometres of the seventh stage at Castrovillari.
Tour de France champion Chris Froome narrowly escaped injury when he knocked off his bike in a hit-and-run while training in the south of France.
Waylon Woolcock is looking for strong team tactics to take him and his KAP sani2c partner HB Kruger to victory in next week’s race.
Nairo Quintana will attempt to become the first man in almost 20 years to win both the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in the same year.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka has named five African riders in their line-up for the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia.
“It’s been such a great time back home catching up with family and friends, but I’m looking forward to get it all going again.”
Veteran Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi was killed in a road accident while out training on his bike, his Astana team and Italian media said.