Flanders Classics welcomes new calendar but warns dates remain provisional

Nick Nuyens (Saxo Bank Sungard) crests the Kapelmuur
Nick Nuyens (Saxo Bank Sungard) crests the Kapelmuur at the Tour of Flanders (Image credit: www.ispaphoto.com)

Tour of Flanders CEO Thomas Van Den Spiegel has welcomed the UCI’s unveiling of a revised WorldTour calendar on Tuesday but the Belgian stressed that plans to resume racing in the Autumn remain provisional due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The spread of COVID-19 interrupted the cycling season in March and caused the Spring Classics to be postponed. New dates have now been found for the races in the Autumn, with three Monuments – the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège – all set to take place in October during the rescheduled Giro d’Italia.

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