Cycling

Paris-Roubaix 2020 cancelled amid coronavirus surge in France

Paris-Roubaix will not take place in 2020 as a rise in coronavirus cases has forced its postponement for the second time. The 118th running of the popular men’s race and an inaugural women’s edition of the ‘Hell of the North’ had been set for 25 October, rearranged from its original date of 12 April, but […]

Cycling

Paris-Roubaix cancelled amid COVID-19 crisis

Paris-Roubaix, which was due to be raced on October 25, has been cancelled amid the COVID-19 crisis, organisers said on Friday. The men's and women's races have been cancelled by local authorities following French health minister Olivier Veran's announcement on Thursday that the Lille metropole was being placed under maximum COVID-19 alert. France's new daily […]

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The return of Italy’s great bike race

On Saturday in La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Italy’s most read newspaper, Pier Bergonzi wrote: “The start of the Giro has always been something magic and miraculous. This time it’s even more so.” To him this was not just the return of a bicycle race, but the chance for Italy to restart as a country. Stage […]