Strade Bianche to go ahead despite coronavirus fears

Tiesj Benoot

Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan–San Remo, are to go ahead as planned despite coronavirus fears, race orgainsers RCS have said.

Strade Bianche is set for this Saturday, March 7th, while Tirreno-Adriatico takes place from March 11th to 17th and Milan-San Remo will be contested on March 21st.

RCS Sport has contacted the teams set to ride the races and has told them that, based on the information available today, the races will take place.

The final decision, though, will come down to Italian health authorities. Italy has two clusters of coronavirus cases, in Lombardy and in the Veneto region. Over 1,500 people have tested positive for the virus to date.

A number of sporting events in Italy have been cancelled as authorities look to contain the spread of the virus, including Serie A football games, while certain areas in the Lombardy region have also been placed on lockdown.


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