Giro d'Italia will be first test of UCI's 'extreme weather protocol'

The peloton climbs the Passo Stelvio on stage sixteen of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

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The Giro d'Italia, starting on Saturday May 9, will be the first race to utilise the Union Cycliste Internationale's 'extreme weather protocol', which was brought in to protect riders from racing in severe weather conditions.

According to the UCI, representatives from riders, teams and race organisers have agreed on an action plan should adverse weather strike during the Giro. Recent editions of the Giro have been affected by cold, icy and wet conditions.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.