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Old 07-26-06, 09:23 AM   #1
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weather delay?

After our group ride last night got cancelled due to thunderstorms, I got to thinking: Has a tour stage or even the tour itself ever been cancelled or delayed due to weather? Just wondering.

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There was this well-known example.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/results/a...r96/rep9a.html
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Yes.

If the conditions are dangerous in the eyes of the commissaires (mostly ex-racers, so they'll know) a stage, or any race, can be cancelled, shortened or the results set at a certain point prior to the finish.
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They shortened a stage of the 'Giro' this year......bloody wimps didn't want to ride up a 24% grade in 3ft of snow!
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