From the risk of avalanches, to heavy rain: the 13th stage of the Giro, shortened


The thirteenth stage of the Giro d’Italia held between Borgofranco d’Ivrea and Crans-Montana with a distance of 199 km, was shortened to 74.6 km due to bad weatherwith the heavy rain at the scheduled departure time.

The trip to the mountain, that is It had been cut short due to snowfall in the areaeliminating most of the climb to Greater St. Bernard, again suffered another major cut, leaving the route at 74.6 km.

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The day starts in Sembrancher, in Switzerland, at 2:24 pm local time, clearing the first 119 km of the planned route. The stage will face the climb to Croix de Coeur (15 km at 8.6 percent) and finally to Crans Montana, also on Swiss soil, a climb that leads to the finish line after 12.9 km at 7.2.

The cyclists, who met at the starting line, will start to neutralize until km 0 and then board the buses to be transferred to Switzerland.

Mauro Vegni, director of the Giro, commented on the latest news on this thirteenth stage at the start.

“The riders requested to change the route of the stage due to the extreme weather protocol. Real time news from Switzerland is that conditions are better there than here in Italy. I have to say that it is not easy to find an agreement because everyone has their own interests. My interest is the Giro”he pointed out.

Source: La Verdad


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