Giro d'Italia postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

Richard Carapaz
Richard Carapaz (Image credit: Bettini Images)

The organisers of the Giro d'Italia have announced that the 2020 edition will not be held in May due to the impact and fears of the developing coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

Any new date for the Italian Grand Tour will only be announced after April 3, when the first Italian decree on quarantine actions in Italy ends and only after consultation with the Italian government and international sports institutions.
The 2020 Giro d'Italia had been due to start with an individual time trial in Budapest on Saturday May 9, followed by two other stages in Hungary before a plane transfer to Sicily. The remaining stages were due to be held in the Italy before finishing in Milan on May 31.

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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.