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Friday's 19th stage of Giro canceled due to snow

Updated: May 24, 2013, 12:09 PM ET
Associated Press

PONTE DI LEGNO, Italy -- The 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia was canceled Friday because of snow along the route and Saturday's penultimate stage was altered for the same reasons, leaving Vincenzo Nibali with a much milder finish to defend his lead.

On Friday, organizers said there were "adverse weather conditions and, in particular, snow on the stage route in its entirety."

The 19th stage in the 21-leg race had already been altered because of avalanche threats and sub-zero temperatures. ...

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