Roubaix, Liège, and Flèche Wallonne postponed
The ASO has announced that Paris-Roubaix, La Flèche Wallonne, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège will all be postponed “as part of the fight against the spread of coronavirus.”
The one-day races join a growing list of events that will not take place as initially planned due to the pandemic. Most of this year’s Spring Classics have now called off, with Italian organizer RCS announcing earlier this month that Strade Bianche and Milan-San Remo would be postponed and Flanders Classics announcing the postponement of events like the E3 BinckBank Classic and Gent-Wevelgem. The Tour of Flanders is expected to join the list as well.
Italy, France, and Belgium are in varying states of lockdown at the moment with large gatherings of people banned.
For now, the ASO says it is looking into the possibility of rescheduling its races, although the specifics of new dates and the feasibility of finding room in the calendar remain unknown for now.
“In close collaboration with the UCI and with the assistance of the other parties concerned, the organizers have already begun working to try to organize new dates for these monuments, races to which teams, riders and spectators are deeply attached,” said the ASO in a statement.
The Paris-Roubaix Challenge and Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge sportif events have also been postponed in conjunction with the pro races.