RCS Sport cancels Strade Bianche in light of coronavirus measures

The 2019 Strade Bianche
The 2019 Strade Bianche (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The Strade Bianche men's and women's races have been cancelled after a meeting between local authorities in Siena and race organiser RCS Sport on Thursday morning.

RCS Sport has communicated to the teams that the races will not take place on Saturday, citing the decree announced by the Italian government on Wednesday evening, which banned all sporting events that could not be held behind closed doors as part of its efforts to protect the wider public health. 

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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.