Paris-Nice set to take place despite coronavirus concerns

The final 2019 podium: Nairo Quintana, Egan Bernal, Michał Kwiatkowski (L-R)
Egan Bernal on top of the 2019 Paris-Nice podium (Image credit: Getty Images)

The 2020 edition Paris-Nice looks set to go ahead despite the cancellation of some sporting events in France as part of efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Representatives from various sporting bodies in France attended a meeting with Minister of Youth and Sport Roxana Maracineanu in Paris on Tuesday morning. It was confirmed afterwards that the French Cross-country Athletics Championships in Montauban have been cancelled but Maracineanu said that, for the time being, Paris-Nice is slated to be held as scheduled.

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