Will the race call off.

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  1. novetan

    novetan New Member

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    In any pro race or the Tour, what happen if say left 3km (or whatever) to finish line, a very heavy storm came pouring down resulted in poor visibility, some road floods, bad road traction, etc. Will the race call off.
     
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  2. danfoz

    danfoz Well-Known Member

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    Usually not. Not even my local races are called off for anything other than hurricane-like conditions. Occasionally they may make a course change mid race if snow makes conditions unsafe but sometimes that doesn't even happen. I think any change 3k from the finish is unprecedented.

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    Ah, you've already forgotten Stage 1 of the TdF this year.
     
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    Ah yes. Not the finest moment for tour organizers. At least there wasn't a giraffe on the bus.
     
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    Giraffes, while potentially vicious, don't match Orica's team colors.
     
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