Paris-Nice cancels the last stage - the race ends on Saturday

Sunday's stage in the cycling Paris-Nice is canceled, and thus will be Saturday's stage race last. The writing over on his website, stating that the decisio

Paris-Nice cancels the last stage - the race ends on Saturday

Sunday's stage in the cycling Paris-Nice is canceled, and thus will be Saturday's stage race last. The writing over on his website, stating that the decisio

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
13 mart 2020 Friday 08:00
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Paris-Nice cancels the last stage - the race ends on Saturday

Sunday's stage in the cycling Paris-Nice is canceled, and thus will be Saturday's stage race last.

The writing over on his website, stating that the decision is taken in consultation with The International Cykelunion (UCI) and the local authorities.

the Organizers write that the decision has been taken to prevent the further spread of the coronavirusset, which is currently in outbreaks in a number of european countries, including France.

The last stage was a 113,5 kilometers long mountain stage, which should start and finish in Nice in the south of France.

in turn, run the stages on Friday and Saturday, until further notice, as planned.

Friday applies it to a hilly stage from Sorgues to Apt, while the race on Saturday ends at the top of Valdeblore la Colmiane after a 16,3 kilometers long climb.

Danish Søren Kragh Andersen is number two in the race before Friday's stage. The Danish Sunweb-rider won Wednesday's time-trial on 4. stage and advanced to the second place.

the Course pursued by the Boras Maximilian Schachmann, who have 58 seconds down to Kragh.

Kasper Asgreen is number two in the young rider classification.

the Paris-Nice is not the only race who have had to take the consequence of the widespread virus outbreaks.

Also, the Italian World Tour races, the Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-Sanremo in is cancelled. Looking for possible new dates.

in Addition, two stages of the UAE Tour in the end of February was cancelled.

on Friday the French ligaforening in soccer also announced that the two best French fodboldrækker is suspended indefinitely in light of the ongoing coronakrise. The same is leagues in England.

This follows French and English football after a number of other european leagues, including premier League, Serie A and the Primera Division in Spain, there are also all provisionally suspended leagues.

Updated: 13.03.2020 08:00
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