Giro d'Italia: Josef Cerny wins shortened stage 19

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 ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Josef Cerny of Czech Republic and CCC Team  Breakaway  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti  Stage shortened due to heavy rain  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Josef Cerny of Czech Republic and CCC Team Breakaway during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti Stage shortened due to heavy rain girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Josef Cerny of Czech Republic and CCC Team  Breakaway  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti  Stage shortened due to heavy rain  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Josef Cerny of Czech Republic and CCC Team Breakaway during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti Stage shortened due to heavy rain girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Josef Cerny of Czech Republic and CCC Team  Simon Pellaud of Switzerland and Team Androni Giocattoli  Sidermec  Victor Campenaerts of Belgium and NTT Pro Cycling Team  Breakaway  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti  Stage shortened due to heavy rain  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Josef Cerny of Czech Republic and CCC Team Simon Pellaud of Switzerland and Team Androni Giocattoli Sidermec Victor Campenaerts of Belgium and NTT Pro Cycling Team Breakaway during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti Stage shortened due to heavy rain girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Jacopo Mosca of Italy and Team Trek  Segafredo  Josef Cerny of Czech Republic and CCC Team  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti  Stage shortened due to heavy rain  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Jacopo Mosca of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo Josef Cerny of Czech Republic and CCC Team during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti Stage shortened due to heavy rain girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Simon Clarke of Australia and Team EF Pro Cycling  Lachlan Morton of Australia and Team EF Pro Cycling  Iljo Keisse of Belgium and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Breakaway  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti  Stage shortened due to heavy rain  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Simon Clarke of Australia and Team EF Pro Cycling Lachlan Morton of Australia and Team EF Pro Cycling Iljo Keisse of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Breakaway during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti Stage shortened due to heavy rain girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Simon Pellaud of Switzerland and Team Androni Giocattoli  Sidermec  Victor Campenaerts of Belgium and NTT Pro Cycling Team  Josef Cerny of Czech Republic and CCC Team  Breakaway  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti  Stage shortened due to heavy rain  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Simon Pellaud of Switzerland and Team Androni Giocattoli Sidermec Victor Campenaerts of Belgium and NTT Pro Cycling Team Josef Cerny of Czech Republic and CCC Team Breakaway during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti Stage shortened due to heavy rain girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Iljo Keisse of Belgium and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Lachlan Morton of Australia and Team EF Pro Cycling  Breakaway  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti  Stage shortened due to heavy rain  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Iljo Keisse of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Lachlan Morton of Australia and Team EF Pro Cycling Breakaway during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti Stage shortened due to heavy rain girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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Team Sunweb rider Netherlands Wilco Kelderman C wearing the overall leaders pink jersey rides with the pack during the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 258kilometer route between Morbegno and Asti on October 23 2020  Heavy rain has interrupted on October 23 2020 the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia following protests by the riders in the face of difficult weather conditions Todays stage was planned to be a flat 258km ride between Morbegno and Asti but was cut back 100km after riders revolted when faced with pelting rain in the northern region of Lombardy Photo by Luca Bettini  AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images
Team Sunweb rider Netherlands Wilco Kelderman C wearing the overall leaders pink jersey rides with the pack during the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 258kilometer route between Morbegno and Asti on October 23 2020 Heavy rain has interrupted on October 23 2020 the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia following protests by the riders in the face of difficult weather conditions Todays stage was planned to be a flat 258km ride between Morbegno and Asti but was cut back 100km after riders revolted when faced with pelting rain in the northern region of Lombardy Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

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Team Sunweb rider Netherlands Wilco Kelderman C wearing the overall leaders pink jersey rides with the pack during the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 258kilometer route between Morbegno and Asti on October 23 2020  Heavy rain has interrupted on October 23 2020 the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia following protests by the riders in the face of difficult weather conditions Todays stage was planned to be a flat 258km ride between Morbegno and Asti but was cut back 100km after riders revolted when faced with pelting rain in the northern region of Lombardy Photo by Luca Bettini  AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images
Team Sunweb rider Netherlands Wilco Kelderman C wearing the overall leaders pink jersey rides with the pack during the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 258kilometer route between Morbegno and Asti on October 23 2020 Heavy rain has interrupted on October 23 2020 the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia following protests by the riders in the face of difficult weather conditions Todays stage was planned to be a flat 258km ride between Morbegno and Asti but was cut back 100km after riders revolted when faced with pelting rain in the northern region of Lombardy Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey  Ruben Guerreiro of Portugal and Team EF Pro Cycling Blue Mountain Jersey  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey Ruben Guerreiro of Portugal and Team EF Pro Cycling Blue Mountain Jersey during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Start  Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey  Morbegno Village  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Start Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey Morbegno Village during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

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Joao Almeida waves to the crowd the day after he lost the leader's pink jersey
Joao Almeida waves to the crowd the day after he lost the leader's pink jersey

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Jai Hindley and Wilco Kelderman at the start
Jai Hindley and Wilco Kelderman at the start

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Start  Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey  Adam Hansen of Australia and Team Lotto Soudal  Nathan Haas of Australia and Team Cofidis Solutions Credits  Ignatas Konovalovas of Lithuania and Team Groupama  FDJ  Miles Scotson of Australia and Team Groupama  FDJ  Protected from the heavy rain and in talks about the possible cancellation of the stage due to rain  Morbegno Village  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Start Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey Adam Hansen of Australia and Team Lotto Soudal Nathan Haas of Australia and Team Cofidis Solutions Credits Ignatas Konovalovas of Lithuania and Team Groupama FDJ Miles Scotson of Australia and Team Groupama FDJ Protected from the heavy rain and in talks about the possible cancellation of the stage due to rain Morbegno Village during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

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The Giro d'Italia rolled out of Morbegno but soon stopped after a rider protest
The Giro d'Italia rolled out of Morbegno but soon stopped after a rider protest

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Filippo Ganna of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers  Davide Ballerini of Italy and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Josef Cerny of Czech Republic and CCC Team  Race neutralised due to heavy rain and team riders protest  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Filippo Ganna of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers Davide Ballerini of Italy and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Josef Cerny of Czech Republic and CCC Team Race neutralised due to heavy rain and team riders protest during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Jonas Gregaard of Denmark and Astana Pro Team  Simone Bevilacqua of Italy and Team Vini Zabu KTM  James Whelan of Australia and Team EF Pro Cycling  Race neutralised due to heavy rain and team riders protest  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Jonas Gregaard of Denmark and Astana Pro Team Simone Bevilacqua of Italy and Team Vini Zabu KTM James Whelan of Australia and Team EF Pro Cycling Race neutralised due to heavy rain and team riders protest during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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Riders had to wait in the rain for their team buses
Riders had to wait in the rain for their team buses


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Wilco Kelderman at his Sunweb team car
Wilco Kelderman at his Sunweb team car

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Riders head to their team buses for a transfer to the new start location
Riders head to their team buses for a transfer to the new start location

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey  Race neutralised due to heavy rain and team riders protest  Car  Detail view  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey Race neutralised due to heavy rain and team riders protest Car Detail view during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Start  Davide Ballerini of Italy and Team Deceuninck  QuickStep  Race neutralised due to heavy rain and team riders protest  Bus  Rain  Detail view  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Start Davide Ballerini of Italy and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Race neutralised due to heavy rain and team riders protest Bus Rain Detail view during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Team EF Pro Cycling  Race neutralised due to heavy rain and team riders protest  Connondale Bikes  Bus  Team EF Pro Cycling special Rapha x Palace Skateboards  Landscape  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Team EF Pro Cycling Race neutralised due to heavy rain and team riders protest Connondale Bikes Bus Team EF Pro Cycling special Rapha x Palace Skateboards Landscape during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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"The team buses were escorted from Morbegno to the new start near Milan
"The team buses were escorted from Morbegno to the new start near Milan

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Cars  Race neutralised due to heavy rain and team riders protest  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Cars Race neutralised due to heavy rain and team riders protest during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 258km stage from Morbegno to Asti girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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ASTI ITALY  OCTOBER 23 Start  Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey  Arnaud Demare of France and Groupama  FDJ Purple Points Jersey  Ruben Guerreiro of Portugal and Team EF Pro Cycling Blue Mountain Jersey  Jai Hindley of Australia and Team Sunweb White Best Young Rider Jersey  Abbiategrasso Village  Mivar Factory  Peloton  during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti  Stage shortened due to heavy rain  girodiitalia  Giro  on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
ASTI ITALY OCTOBER 23 Start Wilco Kelderman of The Netherlands and Team Sunweb Pink Leader Jersey Arnaud Demare of France and Groupama FDJ Purple Points Jersey Ruben Guerreiro of Portugal and Team EF Pro Cycling Blue Mountain Jersey Jai Hindley of Australia and Team Sunweb White Best Young Rider Jersey Abbiategrasso Village Mivar Factory Peloton during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 19 a 1245km stage from Abbiategrasso to Asti Stage shortened due to heavy rain girodiitalia Giro on October 23 2020 in Asti Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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Riders wait in line before the start of the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 258kilometer route between Morbegno and Asti on October 23 2020  Heavy rain has interrupted on October 23 2020 the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia following protests by the riders in the face of difficult weather conditions Todays stage was planned to be a flat 258km ride between Morbegno and Asti but was cut back 100km after riders revolted when faced with pelting rain in the northern region of Lombardy Photo by Luca Bettini  AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images
Riders wait in line before the start of the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 258kilometer route between Morbegno and Asti on October 23 2020 Heavy rain has interrupted on October 23 2020 the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia following protests by the riders in the face of difficult weather conditions Todays stage was planned to be a flat 258km ride between Morbegno and Asti but was cut back 100km after riders revolted when faced with pelting rain in the northern region of Lombardy Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

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Director of the Giro dItalia Mauro Vegni R talks to the press before the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 258kilometer route between Morbegno and Asti on October 23 2020  Heavy rain has interrupted on October 23 2020 the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia following protests by the riders in the face of difficult weather conditions Todays stage was planned to be a flat 258km ride between Morbegno and Asti but was cut back 100km after riders revolted when faced with pelting rain in the northern region of Lombardy Photo by Luca Bettini  AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images
Director of the Giro dItalia Mauro Vegni R talks to the press before the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 258kilometer route between Morbegno and Asti on October 23 2020 Heavy rain has interrupted on October 23 2020 the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia following protests by the riders in the face of difficult weather conditions Todays stage was planned to be a flat 258km ride between Morbegno and Asti but was cut back 100km after riders revolted when faced with pelting rain in the northern region of Lombardy Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

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Team GroupamaFDJ rider Frances Arnaud Demare looks looks on before the new start of the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 258kilometer route between Morbegno and Asti on October 23 2020  Heavy rain has interrupted on October 23 2020 the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia following protests by the riders in the face of difficult weather conditions Todays stage was planned to be a flat 258km ride between Morbegno and Asti but was cut back 100km after riders revolted when faced with pelting rain in the northern region of Lombardy Photo by Luca Bettini  AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images
Team GroupamaFDJ rider Frances Arnaud Demare looks looks on before the new start of the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 258kilometer route between Morbegno and Asti on October 23 2020 Heavy rain has interrupted on October 23 2020 the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia following protests by the riders in the face of difficult weather conditions Todays stage was planned to be a flat 258km ride between Morbegno and Asti but was cut back 100km after riders revolted when faced with pelting rain in the northern region of Lombardy Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

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Team Sunweb rider Netherlands Wilco Kelderman wearing the overall leaders pink jersey looks on ahead of the new start of the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 258kilometer route between Morbegno and Asti on October 23 2020  Heavy rain has interrupted on October 23 2020 the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia following protests by the riders in the face of difficult weather conditions Todays stage was planned to be a flat 258km ride between Morbegno and Asti but was cut back 100km after riders revolted when faced with pelting rain in the northern region of Lombardy Photo by Luca Bettini  AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images
Team Sunweb rider Netherlands Wilco Kelderman wearing the overall leaders pink jersey looks on ahead of the new start of the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia 2020 cycling race a 258kilometer route between Morbegno and Asti on October 23 2020 Heavy rain has interrupted on October 23 2020 the 19th stage of the Giro dItalia following protests by the riders in the face of difficult weather conditions Todays stage was planned to be a flat 258km ride between Morbegno and Asti but was cut back 100km after riders revolted when faced with pelting rain in the northern region of Lombardy Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images