The bad weatherwhich from the morning hit the Romagna coast with pouring rain and strong gusts of wind, forced to cancel the ‘Memorial Marco Pantani ‘, a competition named after the ‘Pirate’ on the roads dear to the Romagna champion. The decision, explains the Emilia Sports Group, organizer of the race “was taken following the “Uci Extreme Weather Protocol” and in total agreement by all parties involved: organization, panel of jury, teams and athletes with the sole aim of safeguarding the safety of the caravan“.
At first, following the bad weather conditions, the organizers of the race, by activating the “Uci Protocol Weather ‘, had agreed, together with all the parties involved, to postpone the departure at 12.30 from Borello by shortening the original route by 52 kilometers of 188.6 kilometers with departure from Forlì and arrival in Cesenatico. Then, the decision to cancel the competition in memory of the ‘Pirate’ due to the rain, the fallen trees and the strong wind.
The cancellation “it was not an easy decision“, Observes in a note Adriano Amici, President of Gs Emilia,”but the safety of the ride was our priority. I thank the panel of judges, the teams and the athletes for their understanding, especially for having been an active part in the decision phase “.