IOC president praises cycling for organising races during COVID-19 pandemic

Thomas Bach
Thomas Bach (Image credit: Getty Images)

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has praised cycling for showing that major events like the Tour de France and World Championships can be held during the COVID-19 pandemic, with an IOC task force keen to learn from cycling to help ensure the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games go ahead.

Bach spoke to international media, including Cyclingnews, in Imola while attending the road race World Championships in Imola. He again insisted the Tokyo Olympic Games would be held in July next year, admitting that different scenario exist depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic next summer and on the availability of a vaccine. 

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