Extreme Weather Conditions – protocol to be tested during the Giro d’Italia

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08 May 2015
Representatives from the UCI - notably commissaires -, riders (CPA), teams (AIGCP) and organisers (AIOCC) have agreed on the principles of an action plan in the event of extreme weather conditions during the Giro d’Italia.

The group considers the safety and the health of riders as an absolute priority.

The protocol involves notably the compulsory convening of a meeting between the stakeholders (organisation including race doctor and chief of security, riders, teams, President of the Commissaires Panel,) when extreme weather conditions are anticipated prior to the start of a stage. This meeting can be convened at the request of any one of the named representatives.The extreme weather conditions that could lead to this meeting include:

Freezing rain
Snow accumulation on the road
Strong winds
Extreme temperatures
Poor visibility
Air pollution
Depending on the type of condition that may be encountered the following actions may be taken:

No action
Modification of the start venue
Modification of the start time
Modification of the finish venue
Use of an alternative course
Neutralization of a section of the stage/race
Cancellation of the stage/race
The CPA and AIGCP will respectively name their rider and team representative prior to the start on Saturday.

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