The UCI just released the latest revised pro race calendar for 2020, trying to salvage the season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
One key change confirmed the German EuroEyes Cyclassics Pro race and EuroEyes Cyclassics Gran Fondo will both occur on 3 October in Hamburg.
Amateurs will be able to race the gran fondo and then socially-distance watch professionals sprint for victory. Expect super sprinter Elia Viviani (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits) to try and win his 4th consecutive EuroEyes Cyclassics Pro race.
EuroEyes Cyclassics is the only major European event allowing both professional and amateur riders to race from the same venue using the same roads on the same day.
For the 25th edition, prior to the pandemic, over 18,000 amateur cyclists were expected to participate on 60, 100 and 160km routes with professionals riding 250km.
With completely closed roads for amateurs there will be plenty of space for on-the-bike social-distancing, plus a new registration system will help group riders of similarly ability and speed.