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Giro St. 19 cancelled due to fierce weather conditions

Unfortunately, the Giro d’Italia race organizers were forced to cancel today’s stage due to massive snowfall in the area. Due to the fierce mountain profile, the stage would possibly have been crucial for the overall result in the race that ends this Sunday.

Team Saxo-Tinkoff DS, Dan Frost comments:

“Cancelling today’s stage was the only right decision. Being a sports director means I my main responsibility is the safety of the riders and executing today’s stage in horrible conditions would have been too risky. For the riders, I think the main concern is how the body is going to react to another rest day. A lot of riders are feeling off the day after a rest day so I think some riders now worry about tomorrow’s stage from a physical point of view. Of course, we’ll be on our bikes today training but there’s no real substitute for hard-core competition. We now hope that tomorrow’s stage will be executed so everyone involved in the race including the organizers, riders and the fans get a decent closure of the race,” said Team Saxo-Tinkoff DS, Dan Frost.

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