Trek Factory Racing's Fabian Cancellara takes to Twitter to call for rule changes after the peloton at Tirreno-Adriatico were forced to ride through a snow storm

Three weeks after he held court under a motorway bridge at the Tour of Oman, Fabian Cancellara again found himself leading the call for rule changes after extreme weather at Tirreno-Adriatico.

Whereas the stifling 45-degree heat of the desert was the issue in February, on Sunday riders felt the other end of the spectrum, riding the final kilometres to the top of the Terminillo in a blizzard.

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And Cancellara took to Twitter, along with some of his fellow riders, to call for changes to be made to ensure that the peloton’s health and safety is taken into account in such conditions.

Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 10.47.24In Oman, Cancellara led the discussions between race organisers and the striking peloton under a flyover as several riders suffered punctures caused by the sizzling tarmac.

Fabian Cancellara discusses with Salim bin Mubarak Al Hasani  Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

Fabian Cancellara discusses with Salim bin Mubarak Al Hasani
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

In Italy, however, the riders ploughed on to the finish, with Filippo Pozzato also stating his displeasure. “You [spectators] may like this show’. In my PERSONAL opinion NO! (Criticize me as well)” reads his tweet sent after the race.