Chaos at Catalunya: Snow curtails stage three

Snow curtails stage three
21st March 2012

Inclement weather conditions played havoc in Spain as stage three at the Volta a Catalunya was shortened due to snow.
The race’s queen stage set out despite the risk of wintery conditions but it soon became apparent that the final climb up to Port-Aine would be impassable due to a thick layer of snow.

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For pictures of the 2012 Volta a Catalunya  – Stage 4, click here

Chaos at Catalunya: Nearly 40 abandon, but officials might let them start Thursday
21 March 2012

Nearly 40 riders abandoned the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya in apocalyptic race conditions during Wednesday’s weather-reduced third stage.
Rain, snow, ice and wind forced race organizers to reduce the 210km queen stage by 50km, eliminating the final two climbs, including the hors categorie summit finale that was covered in an ever-thickening blanket of snow.

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