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‘The organization of the race is a bit of a joke’ – riders respond and question safety at Giro d’Italia after farcical start

‘The organization of the race is a bit of a joke’ – riders respond and question safety at Giro d’Italia after farcical start

Riders have criticized Giro d’Italia organizers amid the confusion and anger surrounding the farcical start of stage 16 in Livigno which, due to extreme weather, was eventually forced to change course and postpone the race.

Ben O’Connor (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale), who is fourth overall in the GC, described them as “dinosaurs” in his pre-race interview, in line with riders’ protest that the planned ascents and descents of the Umbrail pass were frozen and snowy conditions were too dangerous And it’s not worth the risk in modern cycling.