Breaking: 2024 Giro d'Italia may start in Ukraine, Italy's foreign minister reveals

The Giro d'Italia is starting this Saturday but ahead of the Grande Partenza news emerged over the 2024 edition. No details are yet confirmed about the race, but it is now known that the start could take place in Ukraine.

It has been rumoured in recent months that Slovakia, Belgium and Morocco have all applied in hosting the start of the Giro in 2024. After it's successful start in Budapest last spring the race is certain to start outside of Italian territory in 2024, but it is not yet known where that will be. The route will be announced in October, however details emerge over the possibility of it beginning in Ukrainian territory.

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Antonio Tajani, Italian Foreign Minister, has said that "if the situation permits, the next edition of the Giro d'Italia will start from Ukraine. That would be a signal of attention from a country that we support very strongly.

The Eastern European country is currently in the midst of the most brutal war in Europe since World War II as it is defending itself from Russia. The European Union have largely been supportive and crucial in it's support for the largest European nation and Tajani confirms that it is a possibility to see the Giro begin there next year. Whilst Russia continues to wreak havoc and destruction in Eastern and Southern Ukraine, Kyiv is now under protection of advanced air defense systems, whilst the city of Lviv by the Polish border could also be a prime contender for this.

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