Amateur cycling events worldwide continue to be cancelled at an ever increasing rate to help combat the spread of coronavirus. Experts say the best way to combat the current pandemic is social-distancing, so we expect many more events to be cancelled.
Here is a partial list of recent cancellations…
Spanish promoters have cancelled several main events on their calendar, including Bilba-Bilbao International, Ciclodeportiva Tous, Gran Fondo Pena Trevinca and Granfondo da Arrábida (Portugal).
PRU Life UK has cancelled its popular PRURide Philippines Gran Fondo along with the PRURide Professional UCI 2.2 Stage Race scheduled 11-15 March.
Belgian authorities have banned all sporting events at least until 31 March. The ban and subsequent cancellations by organizers affects springtime classic cobbled cyclosportives in Flanders, including Tour of Flanders on 4 April. These cyclosportives are hugely popular, attracting over 50,000 cyclists to Flanders every year.
Here is the list of upcoming Belgian cyclosportives affected:
Tour of Flanders organizer, Proximus Cycling Challenge, issued the following statement:
“In order to limit as much as possible the risks of propagation of the coronavirus, in particular in places where many people gather, we wish to assume our responsibility as organizers. We have therefore also decided to move the events of the Proximus Cycling Challenge calendar until April 19 inclusive, to a later date this year. We are now studying with the towns and municipalities concerned as well as the other partners what is the most appropriate date. We will also communicate quickly as soon as a new date for these events is known.”