ASO director Christian Prudhomme expects Flanders Around and Paris-Roubaix cancelled due to coronaviruses.

cycling enthusiasts should not expect that the two great spring cycling classics in Flanders Around and Paris-Roubaix are settled, respectively, 5. and 12. april.

Christian Prudhomme, director of ASO, who is behind the races, expect that they will be canceled as a result of the risk of the spread of the coronavirus.

– All sports are stopped, and it is no different with cycling. I don’t expect much change in april, he says to the French radio station RMC, according to Cyclingnews.

the ASO is also responsible for the etapeløbet Paris-Nice, which was run last week. Here ran most of the race, but was cancelled, however, the last stage.

as regards the conduct of the year’s biggest cykelbegivenhed, Tour de France, believes Prudhomme, that you need to beat the cold won in the blood.

– There are still over a hundred days to the Grand Départ. There is still a very long time, says Christian Prudhomme.

the Tour de France is scheduled to start 27. June in Nice.

the Season’s first grand tour, the Giro d’italia, will be also affected. It should start in the Budapest 9. may, but it is initially exposed. You will instead try to settle it at a later time.

on Monday, announced the organizers of the Santa Around, that etapeløbet in the year fails to materialise.

The swiss stage race, which should begin 28. april and last until 3. may, has been cancelled as a result of the fear of the spread of the coronavirus.

the Organizers will work to settle the route, which had to be driven in 2020, for the next year, so far as it is possible.

Later Monday it was also announced that the tour of the Basque country has been exposed to coronavirus.

the tour of the Basque country was to be settled from the 6. 11. april, but the race must now have found a new date.

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