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.
>> Struggling to get to the shops try 6 issues of Cycling Weekly magazine for just £6 delivered to your door <<
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.
In 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.
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.