Adverse weather forces Giro d'Italia to cut stage 13 to 74.6km

The Giro d'Italia peloton races past the snow on stage 7 to Gran Sasso d'Italia
The Giro d'Italia peloton races past the snow on stage 7 to Gran Sasso d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images)

Stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia has been cut to 74.6km in length after the Grand St Bernard Pass was cut from the route altogether due to poor weather conditions on the Giro d'Italia route.

The 135 remaining riders in the race were all present under heavy rain at the start in Borgofranco d'Ivrea but will now take the original neutralised start before re-boarding their team buses and travel to the valley at the base of the day's second climb, the first-category Croix de Coeur.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix