Vuelta a Guatemala cancelled

Because of the heavy rainfalls that hurricane Stan shed across Central America, provoking floods and...

Because of the heavy rainfalls that hurricane Stan shed across Central America, provoking floods and mudslides which killed thousands of people and destroyed local infrastructure, the 67th edition of the Vuelta Ciclista a Guatemala has been officially cancelled. The biggest stage race of the country was scheduled to take place from October 20-November 1, 2005, but more than 1,400 kilometres of roads in the South and West coast of the country were severely damaged, including the regions where the road race was supposed to take place. Officials said that the Vuelta needed to wait until those roads were repaired, possibly until 2006.

Hurricane Stan was also the reason for the cancellation of the last stage of the Vuelta Ciclista Femenina a El Salvador. Prior to this natural catastrophe, the women's stage race was confronted with the eruption of a volcano.

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