Chaos at Catalunya: Snow curtails stage three
March 23, 2012
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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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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.