Extreme weather forces shortening of Tour Down Under stage 3
Jan 17 2018 01:08 pm CET

Extreme weather forces shortening of Tour Down Under stage 3
Extreme weather forces shortening of Tour Down Under stage 3
Tour Down Under

The third stage of the Tour Down Under is set to be shorter due to extreme weather. The race has decided to protect the health of the riders from the high temperatures.

Stage three of the first WorldTour race of the season was set to be 146.5 kilometres long and but it has now been shortened by 26 kilometres. The weather forecast expects temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celcius for the 18th of January.

"The well-being of the riders is above everything else, but we have also taken into account the spectators and the employees of the race because these weather conditions are extreme," said Tour Down Under director Mike Turtur.

The finish will remain as planned in Victor Harbor.
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