Bad weather hits spring racing again as snow shortens another stage race

Racing fans across the Twittersphere lament the late spring snows that have now affected both the Tour of the Alps and the Tour of Croatia

Tour of Croatia shortened due to snow, similar to the Tour of Alps.
Tour of Croatia shortened due to snow, similar to the Tour of Alps.

The Tour of Croatia is the second race in as many days to shorten a stage due to snowfall, with stage two of the race shortened to just 107km.

That also means that the race has lost one of it's two summit finishes, with the general classification now appearing to come down to stage five's summit finish to Ucka.

The UCI 2.1 event has joined the Tour of the Alps, who yesterday had to cut 40km from the second stage of the race.

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Bahrain-Merida enjoyed the overnight flurry of snow...

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While others weren't so happy...

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The snow fall was a first for some of the riders though, including Team Novo Nordisk's Chris Williams.

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The bad weather that has hit both weather led to very similar experiences for team bus drivers making their way to stage starts

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Either way it will certainly provide some interesting conditions for riders to tackle as Kiel Reijnen of Trek-Segafredo recognised.

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Let's hope that tomorrow won't bring further snow to some stage race somewhere in the world.