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Mountain stage shortened due to bad weather to 74 kilometers with two mountain passes, Pedersen |  Giro d’Italia 2023

Mountain stage shortened due to bad weather to 74 kilometers with two mountain passes, Pedersen | Giro d’Italia 2023

Giro d’Italia: Stage 13

road racing road racingdistance 74.6 how much
location 2:30 PM: Le Chapelle – 16:57: Crans-Montana


The storm caused another change of course in the Giro’s thirteenth stage. Riders skip the first part of the ride due to heavy rain and start at the foot of the Croix de Coeur, the original second climb of the day. How is the very short mountain stage going? Follow it on this page.

  1. 11:51 a.m. Mixed reactions. The RCS giro organization’s decision to shorten the stage, but leave the Croix de Coeur in it, divided opinion in the peloton. & nbsp; The new plan could count on the support of Klaas Lodewyck (Soudal-Quick Step) among the team captains, while Bart Leysen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) is sharp for the organisation. & nbsp; Pink jersey Geraint Thomas (Ineos-Grenadiers) could also agree with the RCS decision. & nbsp; .
  2. 11:44 a.m. Klaas Lodewyck: “Suspected there will be a restart, it’s dry out there at the moment.”

    Klas Lodewick: “It’s suspected there will be a reboot, it’s dry out there at the moment”

  3. 11h42. They take 127 kilometers out of it, which saves the riders a lot of hail and rain, but the Croix de Coeur was the original problem. . Bart Lissen (Sports Director Alpecin-Deceuninck).
  4. 11:41 a.m. Bart Lissen: “The urge to strike in the peloton was so high.”

    Bart Leysen: “The preparation to hit the peloton was very high”

  5. 11 a.m. 34. Restart at 2:30 p.m. In exactly 3 hours, the riders will continue through this ridiculous 13th stage. The starting signal will sound at the foot of the Croix de Coeur, the hardest climb of the day. Guaranteed glasses! .
  6. 11:22 a.m. After the local criterium, the peloton returns to the team buses. Riders looking for heat—and dryness—once again, bikes go on the support car roof. & nbsp; The bus trip to Le Chable can start right away. & nbsp; .
  7. 11:15 a.m. Neutral start. Pink balloons and parachutes. Spectators can still see the riders at Borgofranco d’Ivrea before diving into the team buses to Switzerland. This is the first time that a small town in the shadow of the Alps has welcomed Jirou. Out of respect for the spectators who attended, the riders take a short ride. .
  8. It’s 11am 01. The Giro itself is now coming out with more clarity. The “new” stage starts in Le Chable, at the foot of the Croix de Coeur in Switzerland. The rest of the stage remained unchanged. & nbsp; We will follow the original schedule for the day, which means that the start in Le Chable will be given between 2.15pm and 2.40pm. & nbsp; .
  9. 10:47 a.m. In Switzerland, the weather will be better than it is in Italy, hence the decision (probably) to move the start there. Therefore, the first climb of the day, the Grand Saint-Bernard, will not be shortened, as was decided a few days ago, but completely omitted. & nbsp; This ascent begins in northern Italy, and the top is located on the border between Italy and Switzerland. & nbsp; .
  10. 10:37 a.m. Flood at takeoff site. The reason for moving the start can be clearly seen in the photos that the different teams send out to the world. & nbsp; Roads are completely flooded in Borgofranco d’Ivrea, a small town near the Swiss border, in the shadow of the Alps. & nbsp; With the team bus, the riders will take to the Alps, instead of starting where it now looks like the storm is hitting hard, i.e. the starting place for the day. & nbsp; .
  11. 10:33 a.m. Some news is pouring in now about plans for the day. & nbsp; After the neutral start at Borgofranco d’Ivrea – as is usually planned – passengers will board the coach to the foot of the Croix de Coeur, today’s new starting place. The stage will be 80 kilometers long. Whether these rumors are true, the Giro’s organization will either confirm or deny in a statement. .
  12. 10 hours 24. Quiet. There is no news yet from the organization about a possible shortening of today’s stage. The Croix de Coeur, the second climb of the day, is in danger of being canceled due to icy conditions on the descent. & nbsp; Or does the organization have its own property? Grand Saint-Bernard was killed earlier this week, so this major stage has been somewhat cancelled. & nbsp; .
  13. 10:12 a.m. Mads Pedersen’s statement comes like a bolt of lightning from a cloudy Italian sky today. Yesterday the Dane seemed to be preparing for an exciting battle for the maglia seclamino, and today the Giro is over. Not only do germs disrupt the battle for the pink jersey, the points jersey must now be forfeited as well. & nbsp; With the loss of his closest striker, Jonathan Milan now has a 78-point lead over his new first pursuer, Pascal Ackermann. So it looks like this battle has been won, although we always have to say two words in this elimination race. & nbsp; .
  14. 09:49. Do you decapitate the stage? Earlier, the organization had decided against ascending the summit of Grand Saint-Bernard, due to the possibility of snowfall and even the danger of an avalanche. But now the riders have also asked for the Croix de Coeur, the second Category 1 climb of the day, to be cancelled. There will be ice on the track, which may lead to irresponsible situations, especially when descending. If the organization accepts this request, the stage will be reduced almost to a grueling sprint of the final climb to Crans-Montana. .
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