Giro d’Italia director confident Gavia stage will go ahead as planned

Mauro Vegni coy over potential double ascent of the Mortirolo if stage route needs to be altered

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Despite the recent bad weather and metres of snow, the Giro d'Italia race director is confident the 2019 edition will race over the Gavia Pass next Tuesday.

Images surfaced in the last days of snow-plow trucks working desperately to clear the pass which climbs to 2,618 meters, the highest climb of 2019 and coming just ahead of the Mortirolo on stage 16.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.