The Peace Race, which will hold its 58th edition this year, will not take place in its traditional spot of May, but at an as yet undetermined date in the second half of the season. A dispute between the Czech race director Pavel Dolezel and German manager Jörg Strenger, who claimed "Peace Race" as a trademark, threatened to derail the race completely. "There will definitely be no more collaboration with Jörg Strenger," said Dolezel to dpa, who will now work with Lutz Heßlich and Gerd Müller in Germany.
Dolezel will announce the full race details by the end of April. The Peace Race is not expected to clash with the German ProTour races HEW Cyclassics (July 31) and Tour of Germany (August 15-23).