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Stage 15 shortened

The 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia has been shortened by 50 kilometres, due to adverse conditions at the start and at the top of the first climb, the Forcola di Livigno. It was raining heavily at the start and there was even some snow at the top of the climb, so race officials decided to move the stage to the bottom of the valley, starting in Villa di Tirano. This will reduce the stage from 205 km to 154 km, and make it essentially flat until the finish in Lissone. In addition, at the entrance of the two 5.8 km finishing circuits in Lissone, all riders in the peloton will be given the same time, which should reduce the risk of crashes.

Follow the 15th stage live on cyclingnews.com.

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