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The UCI extends the suspension of all cycling races until June 1

TheInternational Cycling Union(ICU) has prolonged thesuspension of all tests until June 12020, as he has decided this Wednesday with “all professional families” of cycling, and continues with the “reorganization” of the international calendar for the rest of the season because ofthe coronavirus pandemic.

“The UCI extends the suspension of cycling events until June 1, 2020 and continues consultations for the reorganization of the UCI International Calendar,” explained the highest body of world cycling, which has made the decision todefer the calendar a second timein two weeks.

The AIOCC (organizers), AIGCP (teams) and CPA (cyclists) met this Wednesday electronically “given the severity of the health situation worldwide” anddecided “unanimously”extend the suspension until June 1 and “until further notice.” “The UCI also decided that this extensionwould apply to all cycling disciplinesand to all categories of cyclists. “

This decision affects tests such asDauphiné Criterium, scheduled from May 31 to June 7, orRomandía Tour,that was already affected by the previous postponement. In addition, the Tour of the Basque Country, the Walloon Arrow, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Paris Roubaix, Volta a Catalunya, among many others, as well as theTurn, which was to start on May 9, have already announced their cancellations.

“In its role as the governing body of our sport, the UCI is working within a framework tothe future international route calendar of the UCI, based on its exchanges with stakeholders and prioritizing the Big Three laps and the Classics. The result of this internal work will be communicated when conditions are right, “he added.

The UCI recalled that “it does not exclude the possibility of delaying the end of the season depending on the date on which the races resume” and confirmed that it will implement initiatives to solve the contract problems that may arise with some runners, in addition to addressing the“consequences of the current crisis in the professional platoon”.

“In this extremely difficult context, the UCI, as the world cycling organization, will continue its consultations with the different families to find the best solutions for our sport. In this period of general uncertainty, which is weakening the financial situation of all those involved, the ICU againcall everyone to be united, be responsible and strong, “he concluded.

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