Vuelta a Murcia latest February race postponed due to COVID-19

Cycling: Murcia Tour / Vuelta Murcia / Etapa 1 / Stage 1 /
Los Alcázares - Caravaca De la Cruz (177,6 Km) 14-02-2020/
Cycling: Murcia Tour / Vuelta Murcia / Etapa 1 / Stage 1 /
Luis Angel Gomez
The peloton at the 2020 Vuelta a Murcia (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The two-day Vuelta a Murcia has become the latest February race to be delayed until May as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue deal out blow after blow to cycling’s early-season calendar in 2021.

The category 2.1 race was due to go ahead on February 12-13, but the organisers stated on Tuesday that it has been compelled to postpone the race until May 21-22 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.