UCI delay unveiling revised autumn race calendar

The peloton takes on stage 2 of the 2020 Tour de la Provence
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The UCI has delayed a widely expected announcement of the dates for a revised autumn men's and women's race calendar after a decision by France to ban major sporting events until September and doubts about the limitations of different COVID-19 lockdowns across Europe further complicated hopes for a return to racing in late summer. The UCI announcement is now anticipated on May 5. 

Some major WorldTour events, including Strade Bianche and Milan-San Remo, were expected to return in August, with most national road race championships scheduled for August 22-23. There was also expected to be a shortened Critérium du Dauphiné before the rescheduled Tour de France pencilled in for August 29-September 20. The Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España were due to follow on from the Tour de France in October, with the major Classics such the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix held at the same time.

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Stephen Farrand
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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.