Extreme heat sees Tour Down Under stages reduced

Extreme heat sees Tour Down Under stages reduced

Joe Robinson 14 Jan 2019 Temperatures exceeding 40 degrees expected forcing organisers into using UCI Extreme Weather Protocol Soaring temperatures and high winds have forced Tour Down Under organisers to reduce the length of the first two stages of the race. A 'Code Red' alert was issued across South Australia as temperatures were expected to reach highs of 47 degrees over the next three days with the added expectation of high winds too. This has seen organisers enact the UCI Extreme Weather Protocol, cutting the finishing circuit of Stage 1 while also cutting part of the second stage. Stage 1, which takes place tomorrow (Tuesday morning, Australian time), will now only distance 129km instead of the planned 132.4km from North Adelaide to Port Adelaide. Stage 2 sees a more significant change with 26.9km being cut, which brings the stage down to 122.2km instead of 149km. This came after consultation with ...

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