“We will adapt according to the health situation in the country.”
Following talks with representatives of race organisers, groups and riders, the UCI mentioned on Wednesday it was extending its shutdown of racing and dealing on a revised calendar, which might give precedence to the three Grand Excursions – the Giro dItalia, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana – in addition to the Monuments, the 5 greatest one-day races.
“Given the severity of the health situation throughout the world, the UCI and its stakeholders unanimously decided to prolong the suspension of cycling competitions until 1 June 2020, and until further notice,” a press release learn.
“In its function of governing physique of our sport, the UCI is engaged on a framework for the long run UCI worldwide street calendar, based mostly on its exchanges with the stakeholders and giving precedence to the three Grands Excursions and cyclings Monuments.
“Confirming the principle of a prolongation of the mens and womens road season, announced on 18 March, the UCI does not exclude the possibility of pushing back the end of the season depending on the date racing resumes, when this is known.”
The Giro dItalia, which had been attributable to start on Could 9 in Budapest, was among the many first races to be postponed, whereas the standing of the Vuelta, scheduled to start in Utrecht on August 14, stays within the stability.
The UCI mentioned it has up to now obtained greater than 450 requests for the postponement or cancellation of occasions, the vast majority of them regarding street biking.
The mens WorldTour has successfully been shut down since Paris-Good ended in the future early on March 14, whereas the womens WorldTour has been on hiatus for the reason that Cadel Evans Nice Ocean Street Race on the start of February, with the final main occasion to be staged the Girls Samyn on March 3.
Following the UCIs assertion, Tour organisers ASO introduced the postponement of the Criterium du Dauphine, a conventional warm-up race for the Tour, which had been scheduled to happen from Could 31 to June 7.