Giro d’Italia stage cancelled due to snow
May 28, 2013
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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.