The Ubimet forecast continues: "Temperatures at 1000m are expected to peak at 29C. In the air at 2000m it will be 22C. At 3000m 12C. The wind is expected to pick up during the day, and will be strong by evening. Foehn is forecast – 70-90kph winds are expected later this evening/overnight." Whether on the ground or in the air, the weather plays a critical role in this race.