EU travel restrictions force Rally Cycling to consider Canadian-only squad for La Course

MACCLESFIELD AUSTRALIA JANUARY 16 Arrival Chloe Hosking of Australia and Rally Cycling Team Celebration Lotta Hentalla of Finland and Team TrekSegafredo Matilda Raynolds of Australia and Team Specialized Womens Racing during the 6th Santos Womens Tour Down Under 2020 Stage 1 a 1163km Stage from Hahndorf to Macclesfield tourdownunder UCIWT TDU on January 16 2020 in Macclesfield Australia Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Chloe Hosking (Rally Cycling) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Rally Cycling may need to rely heavily on their Canadian riders to support Chloe Hosking at the La Course by Le Tour de France, set to take place on August 29 in Nice. The US-based Continental outfit were invited to compete in the one-day Women’s WorldTour race but travel restrictions surrounding COVID-19 coronavirus could stop American riders from entering France.

"The current restrictions on US travelers to Europe means that we may need to consider a team for La Course consisting of our Canadian riders and 2016 [La Course] champ Chloe Hosking," Rally Cycling’s Chief Operating Officer, Jake Erker told Cyclingnews.

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