Tour of Oman Stage 5 cancelled due to extreme heat and high winds – here’s the reaction from the race.
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With sandstorms and temperatures approaching 45ºC, race organisers called stage 5 to halt before it had really begun. After initially being moved to include laps of the final finishing circuit, numerous riders had tyres explode from beneath them on a neutralised descent. The race was stopped and eventually the stage was cancelled after discussions between riders and organisers.
Hear from Fabian Cancellara and organiser Eddy Merckx on the decision. What do you think? Did they make the right move? Let us know in the comments.