Giro d’Italia stage cancelled due to snow

Giro d’Italia stage cancelled due to snow

http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au
Fri May 24 2013

Any hope that Cadel Evans had of reeling in Giro d’Italia race leader Vincenzo Nibali have dwindled further after Friday’s 19th stage was cancelled due to snow along the route.
The Australian sits just over four minutes behind the 28-year-old Italian following Thursday’s time trial.
The 19th stage in the 21-leg race had already been altered because of avalanche threats and sub-zero temperatures.
Organisers say there are “adverse weather conditions and, in particular, snow on the stage route in its entirety.”
With snow and ice predicted, the Gavia and Stelvio passes were cut from the route.

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Venice’s famous waterways ice over

Big freeze in Europe shows no signs of letting up as Venice’s famous waterways ice over

http://www.dailymail.co.uk
February 7, 2012

The big freeze shows no sign of letting up in Europe as Venice’s famed waterways fell victim to sub zero temperatures this morning.

Water buses were stranded in some of the Italian city’s canals after they froze solid in temperatures as low as -10C.

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Colosseum closed in rare cold snap

Colosseum closed in rare cold snap

http://www.nzherald.co.nz
February 4, 2012

A rare snowfall blanketed Rome on Friday, forcing the closure of the Colosseum over fears tourists would slip on the icy ruins, and leaving buses struggling to climb the city’s slushy hills. Other parts of the country experienced frigid temperatures unseen in years.

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Record cold weather kills two in Italy

Record cold weather kills two in Italy

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn
February 2, 2012

ROME, February 2 (Xinhua) — A record Siberian cold current hit Italy, causing at least two deaths and disrupting transport, local media said on Thursday.

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