virtually all cykelforåret is exposed, but it will have no influence on Denmark Around, says løbsdirektøren.
Coronavirusset has thinned out violently in cykelkalenderen interim until the summer. Virtually all the races in the next few months is either cancelled or postponed.
This applies, among other all of the spring cycling classics and the Giro d’italia as well as many other professional races.
While some years the de facto is cancelled, hope many organizers still could push their run into in the already hard-pressed race program did, there had to remap on the other side of the coronakrisen.
There is no doubt that The International Cykelunion (UCI) would very much like to find the time to race like Paris-Roubaix, the Giro d’italia, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the other of the heavyweights. But it will not be at the expense of PostNord Denmark Around.
Løbsarrangøren of the Danish stage race for august, Jesper Worre, is sure that the larger races are not being pressured into at the expense of other races.
– It appears I’m not as a possible consequence. For now, when the OLYMPICS are cancelled, so is there really space during the OLYMPICS period to run something. There is already too busy in the week, where we run. So I can’t see, he says.
– the UCI has written to us, that you will take into account the existing calendar, so it does not get destroyed in relation to the repositioning of the exposed race.
Coronavirusset has also thrown the world in at a minimum temporary recession economic. Companies must fire people, because they lose income due to restrictions in the respective countries, where people’s freedom of movement is limited.
The dire state of the economy many businesses can make it tough to find sponsors right now. Nor does the part become a problem for the Danish stage race.
– the Course is complete arranged. The route is in place, the sponsors are in place and the economy is flat. Everything is in place, explains Jesper Worre.
Thus he sees only one thing, which may prevent the settlement of the 30. version of PostNord Denmark Around, which run from 11. 15. august.
The danger is for Denmark Around the year 2020, that there are no tabs on the situation to the time in relation to coronakrisen, he says.
– And if there are no tabs on things for July or august, so the world is in a very serious situation in general, and so we must not talk cycling anyway.