Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo postponed due to coronavirus

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) celebrates victory at the 2019 edition of Milan-San Remo (Image credit: Getty Images)

RCS Sport has announced that its upcoming races Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan-San Remo and the Tour of Sicily have been postponed. The move follows Thursday's cancellation of the men's and women's races at Strade Bianche following an Italian government decree suspending all sporting events in response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

The decree called for the suspension of all sporting events that cannot be held in a closed arena until April 3. Earlier on Friday, the organisers of the Settimana Coppi e Bartali (March 25-29) announced the race's cancellation.

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