The UCI are currently working on a strategy for coping with extreme weather in pro race. They have released the following statement.
Representatives from the UCI notably commissaires, riders (CPA), teams (AIGCP) and organisers (AIOCC) have agreed, on the occasion of a meeting in Milan, Italy, on Friday March 20, the need for an action plan in the event of extreme weather conditions in professional races.
The group considers the safety and the health of riders as an absolute priority.
The members will convene again in the coming weeks to establish a baseline for the weather criteria (rain, snow, wind, temperature, humidity and visibility) that can be used to determine if a modification is required in the running of a race.
An initial working agreement is expected for the start of the Giro d’Italia, on May 9.