Critérium du Dauphiné postponed amid coronavirus pandemic

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) wins 2019 Criterium du Dauphine
Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) wins 2019 Criterium du Dauphine (Image credit: Getty Images)

Organisers of the Critérium du Dauphiné, ASO, announced Wednesday that the race has been postponed amid health precautions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement arrived just moments after the UCI made the decision to extend the suspension of all road racing until June 1 as it tries to salvage a race calendar for the second half of the season.

"As part of the fight against the spread of Covid-19, the Union Cycliste Internationale, along with all the involved parties, have taken the decision to prolong the suspension of cycling competitions until 1 June 2020, and until further notice," read the press statement from ASO.

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Kirsten Frattini
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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.