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Giro d’Italia | Thirteenth stage significantly shortened by unhealthy climate, Mads Pedersen will get off | Giro

thirteenth stageThe thirteenth stage of the Giro d’Italia can be shortened significantly. Because of the unhealthy climate in Italy, not 199 kilometers are pushed, however solely 74.6. The beginning of the stage will now happen round 2.30 pm.

“Given the unfavorable climate circumstances, particularly within the Italian half, the group has determined to satisfy the riders’ requests by making use of the intense climate protocol,” the group reported Friday morning.

The beginning of the thirteenth Giro stage can be moved to Le Châble. In consequence, the riders instantly begin climbing the Croix de Couer. The scheduled instances will stay the identical. With that, the end continues to be anticipated round 4.55 p.m. in Crans Montana.

It was already selected Tuesday that the riders wouldn’t cross the Nice St. Bernard Cross, close to the border with Switzerland. Particularly within the third week of the Giro, the group continues to be going through main challenges because of the climate. There are then many mountain rides.

The Giro stage is firmly shortened. © Giro

No Mads Pedersen

Stage winner Mads Pedersen is now not current immediately. The Giro thus loses one other interesting title. The Danish rider of Trek-Segafredo shouldn’t be match sufficient to begin the thirteenth stage. “Sadly we’ve to report that Pedersen is not going to begin within the Giro d’Italia immediately,” his group wrote on Twitter. “Mads had a stressed night time and was affected by a cough. He awakened this morning with a sore throat and an an infection.”

Pedersen, a teammate of the Dutchman Bauke Mollema, received the sixth stage after a bunch dash. It was his fifth stage victory in a Grand Tour, after earlier victories within the Tour de France and the Tour of Spain. Earlier, prime favourite Remco Evenepoel and former winner Tao Geoghegan Hart, amongst others, left the Giro. In whole, 41 riders have already dismounted, a big half due to corona. It’s unknown whether or not Pedersen additionally examined optimistic for the virus.

Healy is fed up with shortening the journey

The choice of the group of the Tour of Italy has not gone down nicely with everybody. “That is what I noticed after I used to look at the Giro as a baby,” mentioned Irishman Ben Healy of EF Training-EasyPost. “If I’ve to be sincere: I feel we should always simply race. These are the climate circumstances of the Giro,” mentioned the winner of the eighth stage.

“It’s a pity. This actually ought to have been a unbelievable journey. I am somewhat dissatisfied. Though I won’t say that after 5 hours on this climate. In fact you additionally wish to respect the well being of all riders.”

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