Heavy snow forces shortening of stage two of Tour of the Alps

Opening 40km cut from second stage

The second stage of the Tour of the Alps has been shortened due to snow in southern Austria.

The race had been due to leave Innsbruck this morning and cross the Brenner Pass into Italy, but snowfall overnight has forced the organisers to shorten the stage by more than 40km, starting in the Italian town of Vipiteno.

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