Michele Acquarone, the former race director of the Giro d'Italia, has been fired by the RCS organizers, according to the Italian news agency La Presse. The former CEO Giacomo Catano also has to leave the company with him. Reasons were not given.
Acquarone had already been suspended by RCS two months ago and had to give up his position as race director of the Tour of Italy. The RCS justified this at the time "Irregularities" in relation to a sum of 13 million euros that was missing from the balance sheets. Acqarone was accused of embezzling part of the sum. The Italian denied this: "Those who know me know about my professionalism and my credo: fairness, respect and dialogue." He would like to take a stand at a press conference on Thursday. He only took over the post of Giro director in 2011 from his no less controversial predecessor Angelo Zomegnan.