Paris-Roubaix postponed to October due to COVID-19 pandemic in France

ROUBAIX, FRANCE - APRIL 08: Peter Sagan of Slovakia and Team Bora - Hansgrohe / Silvan Dillier of Switzerland and Team AG2R La Mondiale / during the 116th Paris to Roubaix 2018 a 257km race from Compiegne to Roubaix on April 8, 2018 in Roubaix, France. (Photo Pool bp by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
2018 Paris-Roubaix saw Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) outdistance Silvan Dillier (AG2R La Mondiale) for the win (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

This year’s men’s Paris-Roubaix and the first edition of the Paris-Roubaix Women will not be held on Sunday, April 10, due to the severity of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in northern France.

The race has not been cancelled from the 2021 race calendar, with the UCI agreeing to reschedule the women’s race for Saturday, October 2, and the men’s race on Sunday, October 3. That will create a unique and historic weekend of cobbled racing in early October.

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Stephen Farrand
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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.