Three scenarios for a new 2020 racing calendar

Egan Bernal rides on the Champs Elysees at the 2019 Tour de France
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

As professional cycling teams, riders and race organisers hold a key conference call with the UCI on Wednesday about saving the 2020 road season, three possible dates have emerged for a return to racing, depending on how Europe emerges from the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The idea of holding the Tour de France on the scheduled dates of June 27-July 19, perhaps somehow 'behind closed doors,' appears to have been abandoned. UCI vice-president Renato Di Rocco has revealed that July 1, July 15 and August 1 are now considered as possible dates for the start of the post-coronavirus calendar, with the Tour de France seen as vital for the survival of a number of major men's teams.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

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.