Italian race calendar shuffled again as National Championships proposed for end of October

SANREMO, ITALY - MARCH 17: Arrival / Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Team Bahrain-Merida / Celebration / Caleb Ewan of Australia and Team Mitchelton-Scott / during the 109th Milan-Sanremo 2018 a 291km race from Milan to Sanremo on March 17, 2018 in Sanremo, Italy. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
Vincenzo Nibali wins Milan-San Remo (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The revised men's racing calendar scheduled for between August and November could be rewritten yet again after doubts emerged about organising the national championships road races on the weekend of August 22-23. The Italian Cycling Federation has requested the UCI to move Il Lombardia from late October to August 8, Milan-San Remo to August 22 and the national championships to October 31.

The UCI announced the new WorldTour calendar last week, trying to put together a new puzzle of races. Federations had to submit their proposed national calendars to the UCI on Tuesday, so that the ProSeries races in Italy, France and other nations could be combined into a complete race calendar.

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