Snow, rain, rider protests and confusion end with Umbrail Pass removed from Giro d'Italia stage 16

Tadej Pogačar before stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia
Tadej Pogačar before stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images)

After significant pushback from riders and teams due to concerns about racing in freezing rain and snow, race Giro d’Italia organiser RCS Sport has announced that the Umbrail Pass has been removed from the route of Stage 16.

There was huge confusion this morning with the race set to roll out of Livigno as planned until RCS Sport accepted that the weather was worsening and so they agreed to remove the Umbrail Pass. 

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James Moultrie
News Writer

James Moultrie is a gold-standard NCTJ journalist who joined Cyclingnews as a News Writer in 2023 after originally contributing as a freelancer for eight months, during which time he also wrote for Eurosport, Rouleur and Cycling Weekly. Prior to joining the team he reported on races such as Paris-Roubaix and the Giro d’Italia Donne for Eurosport and has interviewed some of the sport’s top riders in Chloé Dygert, Lizzie Deignan and Wout van Aert. Outside of cycling, he spends the majority of his time watching other sports – rugby, football, cricket, and American Football to name a few.