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Has a stage ever been cancelled(5 posts)

Has a stage ever been cancelledPhatMatt
Jul 26, 2003 7:28 AM
Has there ever been a stage thrown out or cancelled due to weather or other safety reasons?

Thanks
Matt
re: Has a stage ever been cancelledAlpedhuez55
Jul 26, 2003 7:31 AM
I know they shortened a stage in 1997 when Riis one. He more or less time trialed the stage to a win it and clinch hs victory.
Snow StormIan
Jul 26, 2003 3:18 PM
It 1997 or 1998 when there was a snow storm at the top of one of the mountains and they could not get over and had to shorten the stage.

Ian
1996 (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Jul 28, 2003 9:01 AM
in the giro.rufus
Jul 27, 2003 5:09 AM
they canceled a mountain stage in the giro back in '84 or so, preventing fignon from taking time from the race leader, who wasn't a good climber. he got payback in '89 while in the race lead, they cancelled a stage that went over the stelvio, where hampsten had been planning to attack to defend his pink jersey, and fignon kept the race lead to the end.