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GP Lugano in Switzerland also falls victim to weather

Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, due to take place today, has been cancelled as a result of heavy snowfalls overnight in Belgium, as well as forecasts of further snow and rain potentially resulting in icy roads and making conditions dangerous for riders.

The GP Lugano in Switzerland is another race to have fallen victim to the weather, with the safety of participants a priority.

 

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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bikeandy61 [527 posts] 3 years ago
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I wonder what "Le Blaireau" thinks about that?  39 19

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James Warrener [1082 posts] 3 years ago
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I managed to get out on my bike... jessies  22

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Sam1 [220 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah, I mean who would have thought that riding at pro race speed over snow-covered cobbles and up snow-covered hellingen would be dangerous  39

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doc [167 posts] 3 years ago
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Sensible decision. Looking at the pictures it would have been asking for a serious incident. Riders should not be asked to take this sort of risk. The costs to the organisers must have been high, so clearly the decision would not be taken lightly. The race was cancelled once in the 80s and once in the 90s, it's a chance you take with very early season races. Just look at Perfs RR here in south England, that's even earlier and has not been too bad for cancellations but usually has cold poor conditions. This year's was even reduced in distance because of the freezing rain and floods starting on the circuit.