Gavia climb likely to be removed due to 'significant risk of avalanches' on queen stage of Giro d'Italia 2019

An official decision is set to be announced on the morning of Monday's rest day

Nibali and Roglic on stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia 2019 (Luk Benies/AFP/Getty)

An official decision on whether the Giro d'Italia 2019 will tackle the Gavia is set to take place on the morning of Monday's rest day, with hopes that the peloton will be able to ascend the highest climb of this year's race dwindling by the day.

Work continues to try and clear the route, with the official Gavia Facebook page posting alarming pictures showing the snow-covered roads on the pass with enormous walls of snow lining the road, reaching heights of 14 metres.

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