UCI to give priority to Monuments and Grand Tours in season reschedule
Mar 19 2020 01:16 am CET

UCI to give priority to Monuments and Grand Tours in season reschedule
UCI to give priority to Monuments and Grand Tours in season reschedule
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The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has announced some actions it will take to face the consequences of the coronavirus crisis on cycling.

Representatives of the UCI, the AIOCC (race organisers), the AIGCP (teams) and the CPA (riders) had a meeting in which they agreed on some principles that will be put in order when the calendar resumes after the crisis for the spreading of the Covid-19 is over.

One of the decisions taken was that there won't be any racing until further notice but at least until the end of April. "Looking to the resumption of the cycling season, priority will be given: to events on the calendar at the date of the resumption; with regards to the men’s calendar, depending on the space available and taking into consideration the possibility of overlapping, to the three Grands Tours and cycling’s Monuments," said the UCI through a statement.

"With this decision, cycling wishes to be able to guarantee the visibility of our sport, which will find itself in competition with other major international sports events, while ensuring the best possible exposure for the most-viewed races."

The UCI also stated that the men and women's road season may be extended until November 1 2020. "The principle of flexibility could also be envisaged when it comes to the number of cyclists entered by teams at events," the statement continued.

"The UCI would like to thank stakeholders for their cooperative spirit which has enabled our sport to rapidly come to an agreement on the fundamental principles that will shape the revision of the calendar. As world cycling’s governing body, the UCI continues to call for the solidarity of everyone in our sport’s community: athletes, teams, organisers, partners, media, volunteers and the public."





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