Coronavirus: Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders unlikely to run, say race organisers

Cyclists compete during the 116th edition of the ParisRoubaix oneday classic cycling race between Compiegne and Roubaix on April 8 2018 at the Trouee dArenberg stage near Wallers northern France AFP PHOTO JEFF PACHOUD Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUDAFP via Getty Images
The peloton tackle the Arenberg at the 2018 edition of Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

ASO head Christian Prudhomme has confirmed that it's unlikely that Paris-Roubaix will be run next month. The news comes after the French Cycling Federation announced on Friday that all races in the country at all levels would be suspended until further notice.

After a wave of cancellations due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and the resulting number of government decrees halting public gatherings, no WorldTour races are scheduled until early April. It's highly likely that the cancellations will continue into April though. Indeed, May's Giro d'Italia has already been postponed.

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