Tour of the Gila cancelled due to coronavirus

Scenery along the route of stage 5 at Tour of the Gila
The peloton at the 2018 Tour of the Gila (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/

The Tour of the Gila has become the latest race to announce its cancellation as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The announcement that men's and women's races, set to begin in late April, would be called off follows that earlier on Thursday of the Volta a Catalunya's suspension

The race, won by James Piccoli (now of Israel Start-Up Nation) in 2019, becomes the first on the America Tour to fall victim to coronavirus. Unlike RCS Sport, who are seeking a rescheduling of Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo, Tour of the Gila organisers will not seek to run the race at a later date during the 2020 season.

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