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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Shorter

Does it seem strange that the race organizers keep shortening the stages of Paris-Nice? This was posted today on Velonews:

VeloNews: The Journal of Competitive Cycling: "Wednesday's third mountainous third stage across the Massif Central was supposed to run 180km from Thiers to Chambon-sur-Lignon, but snow in the region has prompted organizers to shorten the stage to 118km."

While it is clearly logical that they can't ride through the snow, I wonder if this is a common thing. Were they merely taking a chance when they set the route through the high mountains in March? What about some snow plows?

2 Comments:

At March 09, 2005 7:57 PM, Blogger Redlight said...

It's all a conspiracy to keep Lance from riding comfortably. Let the bum suffer...

Actually, they don't get much snow there in March. The 3 days of Flanders was cancelled completely due to nasty weather. It appears to be a problem this year.

Maybe they could send some here.

 
At March 09, 2005 9:06 PM, Blogger RideTrek said...

The snow was fine at Keystone today. Hope you boys enjoyed work.

 

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