The organiser of the Clásica de Alcobendas will not run the Spanish stage race this May for "technical reasons." It has planned a criterium in the race's place this October.
The organiser had planned to hold the three-stage race May 8 to 10.
A criterium will be held this fall as a substitution. So the citizens of the Alcobendas "may enjoy the best cyclists in the international peloton," said the organiser. It wishes to hold the stage race again in 2010.
Ezequiel Mosquera of Karpin Galicia won the 2008 edition. (SW)