Pressure mounts on spring race calendar with rising COVID-19 infection rates and vaccine delays

The peloton at the our de La Provence
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Pressure on the race calendar is mounting across Europe with increasing infection rates and delayed COVID-19 vaccination programmes, increasing the risk of further postponements and cancellations across the spring racing programme.

Case numbers from new variants of the coronavirus are rising in a number of countries and the EU is also struggling to fulfil its objective of vaccinating the entire population of Europeans over the age of 16 by the end of the summer. 

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