EF Pro Cycling request their withdrawal from Italian spring races over coronavirus concerns

EF Pro Cycling lead the way at the 2020 Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
EF Pro Cycling lead the way at the 2020 Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

EF Pro Cycling have written to the UCI and race organisers RCS Sport in order to request withdrawal from Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo and Tirreno-Adriatico, due to concerns about the Covid-19 coronavirus, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

RCS Sport announced on Monday that the races would go ahead as planned, despite the outbreak of the virus in several northern regions of Italy – in Lombardy, Tuscany and Veneto. Milan-San Remo starts in Lombardy, and Saturday's Strade Bianche is held in Tuscany.

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