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Giro d’Italia, unhealthy climate places stage 16 in danger: snow and 0° are anticipated on the Umbrailpass. Conflict between RCS and racers

LIVIGNO – The stage quantity 16 of the Giro d’Italia, already born very badly, dangers leaping. Final week the passage over the Stelvio, nonetheless lined in snow, was canceled from the Livigno-Santa Cristina (Monte Pana) route. However even on the Umbrailpass, the brand new first hill of the day (it’s the ascent of the Stelvio from Bormio, 4 km from the summit nonetheless you flip in direction of Val Monastero, in Switzerland) the climate situations shall be excessive: rain combined with snow, temperatures round to 0. So the runners, by means of their union, the Cpa, requested the race path for adjustments to the route. And a draft settlement has been reached, however the state of affairs dangers altering till a couple of minutes earlier than the beginning of the stage (scheduled for 11.15).

The protocol

The representatives of the CPA and the AIGCP (the affiliation of sports activities teams) requested a gathering within the early afternoon referring to the protocol for excessive climate situations (artwork. 2.2.029bis of the UCI Rules). These are the selections. If climate situations are regular, the race will happen as scheduled, beneath these situations:

1. Refueling shall be licensed from departure (km 0) as much as 10 KM earlier than arrival.

2. A 3rd flagship will be capable to take its place within the main convoy earlier than the Umbrailpass/Giogo di Santa Maria. After the Yoke of Santa Maria, the third

flagship shall be allowed behind the second racing convoy.

3. As agreed with RCS upon request of the CPA, the next three autos will distribute raincoats/thermal clothes to runners who request them

request, to offer extra assist to runners:

to. Automobile sweeper

b. Race Administration Automobile n° 3

c. Race Administration Automobile n° 4

In case of worsening climate situations:

4. A parking space shall be created on the high of Giogo di Santa Maria (after 50.2KM) to present runners the chance to alter clothes. The race shall be neutralized for 3 minutes. This motion shall be in pressure within the climb of the Giogo di Santa Maria.

In case of maximum climate situations, the stage shall be neutralized till a spot the place security situations are met.

There isn’t a point out within the press launch of the likelihood that the stage shall be canceled totally. However that is what the CPA would have requested for. A brand new assembly will presumably be held on the departure village. At that time a choice shall be made.


On two events lately the Giro has needed to encounter significantly unfavorable situations. And on each events the conflict between runners and group reached excessive ranges. On the 2020 Giro, the Morbegno-Asti stage was neutralized for all the first a part of the race: heavy rain and riders exacerbated by Covid (it befell in October). A pact was reached: everybody went to Abbiategrasso by bus and left from there. A day of accusations, threats and unhealthy sporting moments. Final 12 months the Crans Montana stage was shortened to remove the passage over the Gran San Bernardo, which was hit by unhealthy climate. One other load of pressure, different protests, different threats. Evidently the ambiance in Livigno shall be no totally different.

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– 2024-05-21 11:44:17

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