Giro d'Italia stage 16 shortened due to 'extreme weather' after rider criticism

Tuesday's stage was supposed to go over the Umbrail Pass, but bad weather has prevented this

Tadej Pogačar on stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia has been shortened due to "extreme weather" which has "deteriorated further", the race's organisers announced on Tuesday morning.

Just as the stage was set to get underway from Livigno, RCS announced that the riders would no longer go up the Umbrail Pass into Switzerland, instead passing through the Munt Raschera Tunnel. The race will begin in Lasa, after which the peloton will race around 120km to the finish atop Monte Pana.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.