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Risk of avalanches forces Giro d’Italia to cut the Stelvio Pass from stage 16

Stage 16 will avoid the Passo dello Stelvio due to a risk of avalanches

The Passo dello Stelvio has been removed from the route of stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia due to the risk of avalanches on the 2,758m-high Alpine mountain pass. 

RCS Sport announced on Tuesday that the Stelvio has been replaced by the 2,489m-high Umbrail Pass, with the stage route heading into Switzerland for a loop around the Stelvio, rather than climb to the snow-covered summit. 

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