RCS Sport admit Italian races could be cancelled due to risks of coronavirus

The 2019 Strade Bianche
A key moment from the 2019 Strade Bianche (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Mauro Vegni, the race director of Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo has admitted the races will be cancelled or moved to June or September if the Italian government approves new, more stringent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus across Italy.

On Monday RCS Sport informed the teams that the races would go ahead. However the teams and their medical staff have since questioned the logic of racing in Italy while the coronavirus continues to spread across the country and across Europe.

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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.