Ryder: It's critical for teams that the Tour de France takes place

Dimension Data's Doug Ryder and Rolf Aldag at the 2016 Tour de France
Doug Ryder and Rolf Aldag at the 2016 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

NTT Pro Cycling manager Doug Ryder has underlined the importance of the Tour de France, saying the running of this year's race is "critical" to the survival of teams during the coronavirus pandemic

The Giro d'Italia and Spring Classics have all been postponed as COVID-19 has seen all racing put on hold until June at the earliest. 

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