September 19 date for Tour of Flanders needs UCI approval, says Flanders Classics

Up the Muur van Geraardsbergen at 2017 Tour of Flanders Women
The Women's Tour of Flanders climbs the Muur van Geraardsbergen (Image credit: Tim de Waele/

The 2020 Tour of Flanders could take place on the Saturday preceding the World Championships after the Primus Classic offered to give up its September 19 calendar slot, though Flanders Classics CEO Tomas Van Den Spiegel insisted that any new date would only be decided after consultation with the UCI.

The Tour of Flanders was originally scheduled to take place last Sunday but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, together with all the Spring Classics and the Giro d’Italia. All racing until June 1 has since been suspended, while a number of races in June – including the Tour de Suisse – have been cancelled with the plan to return in 2021.

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