Bardonecchia - Bad weather and snow in the Alps has forced Giro d'Italia
organisers to shorten Sunday's showcase stage 15 and the finish will now be
situated 4.25km from the top of the Col du Galiber in France.
"The Direction of the Giro d'Italia integrally confirms the original
itinerary except for the last 4.25 km," the organisers said in a
"Considering the ever-changing weather conditions, should the weather
deteriorate during the night, the Direction of the Giro reserves the right to
make further modifications in order to protect the riders' and caravan's
The new finish will be situated at the monument to the late Italian rider
Marco Pantani, who was the last man to win the Giro and Tour in the same year,
Pantani forged his victory in the Tour de France with an attack on the 18km
The climb up the second category Col du Sestriere on Saturday's stage 14 was
cancelled because of snow on the descent.
The Giro d'Italia, led by Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, finishes in Brescia on