Trek-Segafredo await new UCI calendar while continuing to pay riders in full

Kenny Elissonde and Richie Porte go deep for Vincenzo Nibali
Trek-Segafredo’s Richie Porte and Kenny Elissonde (Image credit: Getty Images)

With the UCI and several major stakeholders set to meet on Wednesday to finalise the reshaped post-COVID-19 race calendar, teams and riders are waiting in anticipation as they look to rebuild their seasons and start to select goals. 

The Tour de France has already been given new tentative dates of August 29-September 20, despite questions about protecting the public and riders, while the Giro d'Italia, the Vuelta a España and all the one-day Classics are left negotiating hard as the UCI tries to shoehorn a glut of major races into just a few months, while not knowing how the coronavirus pandemic will evolve or whether major spring events will be allowed.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.