Giro madness: Zoncolan stage modified in final hours

Zoncolan mechanics, Giro d'Italia 2011, stage 14

The Giro d'Italia may have reached a low point today at the top of the Monte Zoncolan, 1730 metres in the Dolomites of northeast Italy. Spaniards dominated the 14th leg - Igor Anton won and Alberto Contador extended his lead - but race organisation over-shadowed the day.

Organiser RCS Sport cut Monte Crostis, the penultimate climb over night and had to shorten the race by 20 kilometres due to fans' protests.

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