Saturday, May 18, 2013

2013 Giro d'Italia STAGE 14 UPDATE:

This morning race organizers RCS made the cautious decision to cut the Sestriere climb from today’s stage 14 due to excessive snowfall on the 2000-meter high peak. The stage has been lengthened by 12km with a summit finish still expected at Jafferau. The riders will now race for 180 kilometres, through the Val di Susa valley before the final climb to the finish.

Last night’s news that the stage 15 climb to the Galibier might be cut from the course is still being considered today. Weather on the 2642-meter high peak is persuading the organizers to shorten the climb by about 800 vertical meters to finish in Valloire after climbing the Telegraphe. The first planned climb up the Col du Mont Cenis may be cut from the stage as well, and the new course for stage 15 may be as short as 50 kms. The peloton generally praised the decision to err on the side of caution. Race director Mauro Vegni said he is waiting on further reports from local authorities, but he hopes to salvage the stage if possible.

Here is the revised profile for today's stage:

Revised Stage 14 Route

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