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Calendar of coronavirus race cancellations

A view of the Tour de Yorkshire
The Tour de Yorkshire, postponed for 2020 (Image credit: ASO)

Ever since the new coronavirus that causes the potentially fatal Covid-19 emerged from Wuhan city in China there has been cascading shutdowns around the world and sport is no exception. The Tour of Hainan was the first race to be cancelled in January as the virus spread outside of Hubei province.

Now that the World Health Organisation has declared the spread a pandemic - meaning it has spread across the globe - and the number of deaths from the disease in Italy have been disproportionate due to hospitals being overwhelmed - cancellations of events have come in rapid succession.

First it was all of the races in China, then Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo, Tirreno-Adriatico.

Paris-Nice got underway and persisted through to an early finish on stage 7, in spite of seven WorldTour teams refusing to take the start over concerns of spreading the coronavirus. Even races further down the calendar began to drop, such as Circuit de la Sarthe, Tour de Bretagne, Tour de Normandie.

The Flanders Classics in March were next on the chopping block, with the Tour of Flanders also under threat. The Giro d'Italia is the biggest victim so far.

Cyclingnews will update this list of races with the cancellations as they are announced.

February to April

DateRaceStatus
2/23/20Tour of Hainan - MEcancelled
2/23/20UAE Tour MEEnded early
3/1/20Tour de Taiwaincancelled
3/6/20 UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup Dubaicancelled
3/7/20Strade Bianche MEcancelled
3/7/20Strade Bianche WE WEcancelled
3/8/20GP Industria & Artigianato MEcancelled
3/8/20Paris-NiceEnded 3/14
3/11/20Tirreno-Adriatico MEcancelled
3/12/20Istarsko Proljeće - Istrian Spring Trophy MEcancelled
3/13/20Drentse Acht van Westerveld WEcancelled
3/14/20Bevrijdingsronde van Drenthe MEcancelled
3/14/20USA Crits Birminghamcancelled
3/15/20Classica da Arrabida - Cyclin'Portugal MEcancelled
3/15/20Popolarissima MEcancelled
3/15/20UCI Women's WorldTour Bevrijdingsronde van Drenthe WEcancelled
3/15/20Cape Epiccancelled
3/15/20Paris-Troyescancelled
3/18/20Danilith Nokere Koerse MEcancelled
3/18/20Volta ao Alentejo MEcancelled
3/18/20Olympia's Tour MEcancelled
3/18/20Danilith Nokere Koerse WE cancelled
3/19/20GP de Denaincancelled
3/20/20Bredene Koksijde Classic MEcancelled
3/21/20Milano-Sanremo MEcancelled
3/21/20GP Slovenian Istria MEcancelled
3/21/20UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lousacancelled
3/22/20Omloop van de Westhoek WEcancelled
3/22/20Trofeo Alfredo Binda WWTcancelled
3/23/20Volta Ciclista a Catalunya MEcancelled
3/23/20Tour de Normandie MEcancelled
3/25/20AG Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne MEcancelled
3/25/20Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali MEcancelled
3/26/20AG Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne WEcancelled
3/27/20E3 BinckBank Classic MEcancelled
3/28/20UCI Mountain Bike Eliminator World Cup Barcelonacancelled
3/28/20USA Crits Sun City Criteriumpostponed to August 22
3/29/20Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields MEcancelled
3/29/20GP Adria Mobil MEcancelled
3/29/20Cholet - Pays de la Loire MEcancelled
3/29/20Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields WE cancelled
4/1/20Giro di Sicilia - Tour of Sicily MEcancelled
4/1/20Dwars door Vlaanderen - A travers la Flandre MEcancelled
4/1/20Dwars door Vlaanderen / A travers la Flandre WEcancelled
4/1/20Giro di Sicilia - Tour of Sicily MEcancelled
4/1/20The Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's Cup Tour of Thailand MEcancelled
4/1/20American Mountain Bike Continental Championships - XCO-XCE-XCR ME/WEcancelled
4/2/20Joe Martin Stage Race ME/WEcancelled
4/3/20Route Adélie de Vitré MEcancelled
4/3/2045. Internationale Cottbuser Junioren-Etappenfahrt MJcancelled
4/4/20Gran Premio Miguel Indurain MEcancelled
4/4/20Volta Limburg Classic MEcancelled
4/5/20Tour of Flanders WEcancelled
4/5/20La Roue Tourangelle Centre Val de Loire - Trophée Harmonie Mutuelle MEcancelled
4/5/20Tour of Flanderspostponed
4/6/20Itzulia Basque Country MEpostponed
4/7/20Circuit Cycliste Sarthe - Pays de la Loire MEcancelled
4/8/20Scheldeprijs MEcancelled
4/8/20The Princess Maha Chackri Sirindhorn's Cup "Women's Tour of Thailand" WEcancelled
4/8/20Healthy Ageing Tour WEcancelled
4/12/2066 Klasika Primavera de Amorebieta MEcancelled
4/12/20Paris-Roubaix MEcancelled
4/12/20Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey MEpostponed
4/14/20Paris-Camembert MEcancelled
4/15/20Brabantse Pijl WEcancelled
4/15/20De Brabantse Pijl - La Flèche Brabançonne MEcancelled
4/17/20GP Beiras e Serra da Estrela MEcancelled2.1
4/18/20Tour du Finistère MEcancelled
4/19/20Tro-Bro Léon MEcancelled
4/19/20Amstel Gold Race MEcancelled
4/19/20XXVI. Gipuzkoa Klasika MJcancelled
4/19/20Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition WEpostponed
4/20/20Tour of the Alps MEpostponed
4/22/20La Flèche Wallonne MEpostponed
4/22/20La Flèche Wallonne Féminine WEpostponed
4/22/20Belgrade Banjaluka MEcancelled
4/22/20Redlands Bicycle Classiccancelled
4/24/20Vuelta a Castilla y Leon MEcancelled
4/25/20Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste MEcancelled
4/25/20EPZ Omloop van Borsele WEcancelled
4/25/20E3 BinckBank Classic - Jun MJcancelled
4/26/20Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes WEpostponed
4/26/20EPZ Omloop van Borsele MJcancelled
4/26/20Liège-Bastogne-Liège MEpostponed
4/26/20Giro dell'Appennino MEcancelled
4/28/20Tour de Romandie MEcancelled
4/29/20Tour of the Gila ME/WEcancelled
4/30/20Tour de Yorkshire MEpostponed
5/1/20Eschborn-Frankfurtpostponed
5/1/20ASDA Women's Tour de Yorkshirepostponed
5/1/20Vuelta Asturias2.1
5/5/204 Jours de Dunkerque2.Pro
5/7/20Tour of Chongming Islandcancelled
5/7/20Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid2.1
5/8/20Festival Elsy Jacobs2.Pro

Giro d'Italia and beyond

DateRaceStatus
9-May-20Giro d'Italiapostponed
10-May-20Trofee Maarten Wynants
13-May-20Tour de Hongriepostponed
14-May-20European Continental Championship - XCO-XCR-XCE
15-May-20La Classique Morbihan
16-May-20Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
16-May-20Grand Prix de Plumelec - Morbihan Féminin
17-May-20Boucles de l'Aulne - Châteaulin
17-May-20Tour of Japan
18-May-20Mercan'Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes
19-May-20Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria
21-May-20Circuit de Wallonie
21-May-20Vuelta a Burgos Feminas
22-May-20Hammer Stavangercancelled (virus unrelated)
22-May-20MERCEDES-BENZ UCI MTB WORLD CUP - XCO/XCC
24-May-20Grote Prijs Marcel Kint
26-May-20Tour of Norway
26-May-20Internationale Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour
28-May-20Tour of Estonia
28-May-20Boucles de la Mayenne
31-May-20Critérium du Dauphiné
1-Jun-20Ronde van Limburg
3-Jun-20ZLM Tour
4-Jun-20Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau
5-Jun-20Grosser Preis des Kantons Aargau
5-Jun-20Chrono de Gatineau
6-Jun-20Heylen Vastgoed Heistse Pijl
7-Jun-20Elfstedenronde
7-Jun-20Tour de Suisse
7-Jun-20Dwars door de Westhoek
8-Jun-20Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge
8-Jun-20OVO Energy Women's Tourcancelled
10-Jun-20Tour de Korea
10-Jun-20Baloise Belgium Tour
10-Jun-20Tour of Slovenia
11-Jun-20La Route d'Occitanie - La Dépêche du Midi
14-Jun-20Rund um Köln
14-Jun-20Adriatica Ionica Race / Sulle Rotte della Serenissima
14-Jun-20European Continental Championships - XCM
14-Jun-20SPAR Flanders Diamond Tour
17-Jun-20Dwars door het Hageland