The officials forgot to close the road through Beirut.
Traffic was so heavy that only four cyclists finished, and one of them had been hit by a car. The officials got so snarled up behind the racers that no one could actually vouch that the pitiful number of finishers had actually stayed on course the entire time.
Kind of hard on the riders who didn’t finish the race through no fault of their strength or training, and even harder on the die-hards who finished this clusterfuck. The Games officials dropped the race from the record books.
Prior planning prevents piss poor performance.