Plans for the flagship 7-day Haute Route Alps and Haute Route Pyrenees events in August are in limbo, not only due to the coronavirus situation but also due to the 2020 Tour de France now planning to run at the same time on the same roads as Haute Route’s week-long events.
It is looking more and more like the 7-day Haute Route events will end up being cancelled, just like the 3-day Haute Route Dolomites and Haute Route Crans-Montana events scheduled 12-14 June and 3-5 July respectively.
Haute Route announced cancellation of the 3-day events via email today:
“Following the recent guidelines implemented by the healthcare and government authorities in Italy and Switzerland, and the decision from UCI to extend the period of suspension of competitions until 1st of July; it is with a heavy heart that we have been forced to cancel the Haute Route Dolomites and Haute Route Crans-Montana in 2020.”
Registered riders may move entry to 2021 or receive a refund – if they purchased cancellation insurance.