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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Heavy August Snowfall in the European Alps

Up To 45cm Fresh August Snow In 24 Hours on Swiss Glaciers

http://www.skiinfo.com
22.08.10

…Switzerland’s two open glacier ski areas have seen remarkable August snowfalls with Saas Fee reporting 45cm (18 inches) of new snow on Sunday, with more falling since, including another 5cm (two inches) yesterday. Neighbouring Zermatt, the only area open 365 days and home to Europe’s highest lifts, reported healthy snowfalls too. Saas Fee describes current conditions as “packed powder” and has a 1.6m (5.3 foot) base with terrain park and half pipe open. Both resorts set off Powder Alarms on Skiinfo.com, triggered for snowfall of 20cm or more, obviously a rare event in August…

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Subfreezing weather batters Europe, causing deaths and travel havoc

Subfreezing weather batters Europe, causing deaths and travel havoc

http://cnews.canoe.ca
December 20, 2009

WARSAW, Poland – Snowstorms and subfreezing temperatures have battered Europe, killing 29 people in Poland alone and wreaking havoc on air, train and car travellers from the Nordics to Italy on the last weekend before Christmas.

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Fresh snow on four continents

Fresh snow on four continents

http://www.snowboardclub.co.uk
30 September 2009

– Fresh snow in Europe.
– Fresh snow in New Zealand as season winds down.
– Fresh snow in Australia leads some resorts to extend season.
– Fresh snow for Whistler as Olympic season draws near.
– Fresh snow in Chile and Argentina

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Winter 08/09 – Officially a Record Breaker

Winter 08/09 – Officially a Record Breaker

http://www.chamberyflights.co.uk
June 10th, 2009

…The prevailing cold sets winter 08/09 apart from the two preceding winters. It wasn’t remarkably cold but temperatures remained largely below average from December through to the end of February. The cold meant the snow base was preserved until the very end of the season and that conditions were excellent even at mid-mountain level. Record breaking snow depths were recorded all season, particularly in  resorts on the Franco-Italian border such as Isola and Montgenevre…

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