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UCI maintains Luxembourg SkodaTour in September

The International Cycling Union announced the new international calendar on Tuesday. The international body succeeded in the tour de force of holding a program in fifteen weeks which was to be spread over seven months and kept the Grand-Ducal test for the start of the school year.

The International Cycling Union announced the new international calendar on Tuesday. The international body succeeded in the tour de force of holding a program in fifteen weeks which was to be spread over seven months and kept the Grand-Ducal test for the start of the school year.

(DH with AFP) – The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced Tuesday the calendar for the rest of the 2020 season. A program revised and corrected due to the pandemic of covid-19, but dense and attractive, at least on the paper. And as expected, the Giro (October 3 – 25) and the Vuelta (October 20 – November 8) will overlap. As for the 80th SkodaTour of Luxembourg, it is kept in dates from 15 to 19 September, but cut off from its usual prologue.

Some events, like the Tour de Suisse, will meet in 2021 while others, such as the Dauphiné and the Tour of Spain have reduced the sails. As for the kick-off of what looks like a new season, the ProSeries, the new second international level, will open the ball with the Tour de Burgos, maintained on its original dates (July 28-August 1 ).

In this particular context, the UCI has however specified that the tests will be subject to “continuous evaluation according to developments in the world health situation”. And of course this applies to the Tour de France, which was replaced from August 29 to September 20.

As far as France is concerned, the Route d’Occitanie will be the first major French race, from August 1 to 4. In addition to the Dauphiné, WorldTour race (world level), three stage races are on the program for the month of August before the start of the Tour de France scheduled for August 29 in Nice: Route d’Occitanie, Tour de l’Ain and Tour from Limousin.

The international federation added that it would, if necessary, “make the required adjustments to the WorldTour calendars” (men and women) during the next meetings of the Professional Cycling Council (PAC) and the UCI steering committee June 9-10.

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