Coronavirus: UCI extends race suspension to June 1

The WorldTour peloton
The WorldTour peloton (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The UCI has extended the suspension of all road racing and other events until Monday, June 1 as it tries to create a new post Covid-19 calendar for the second half of the season that takes into account various different virus scenarios and tries to help and protect the biggest races in the sport.

After a lengthy conference call between the UCI and the representative associations of race organisers (AIOCC), teams (AIGCP) and riders (CPA) on Wednesday, the sport's governing body accepted that racing cannot be held for at least a further two months, as the world continues to fight to slow the spread of the deadly virus.   

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.