The 2021 model of Paris-Roubaix has been postponed, the organiser has formally introduced.
Amid persisting rumours that this 12 months’s ‘Hell of the North’ would should restful be rescheduled because of the coronavirus lockdown in France, flee organiser ASO confirmed on Thursday (April 1) that each the males’s and girls of us’s editions won’t be going to creep ahead subsequent weekend.
Within the beginning up scheduled for Sunday, April 11, The historic cobbled Monument will now occur in October, ASO talked about.
Paris-Roubaix and Paris-Roubaix Femmes, the primary ever ladies of us’s model of the flee, will now be held on Saturday, October 2 for the ladies of us and Sunday, October 3 for the males.
UCI president David Lappartient talked about: “For the UCI and the biking neighborhood, it was as soon as essential that each races would maybe occur in 2021, and I am glad that modern dates large for all events salvage been stumbled on.
“It was as soon as because of this reality wanted to catch, alongside with all events involved, an related postponement date, in sustaining with the reputation of this legendary match so worthy most conventional by riders and followers, and whose feminine riders are taking a watch ahead to competing within the inaugural ladies of us’s model.”
Earlier this week, French president Emmanuel Macron introduced a latest nation-large lockdown in France because the nation affords with a 3rd wave of coronavirus.
The modern restrictions imply all non-needed outlets should shut and residents should not scoot further than 10km from residence with out factual purpose.
A recent lockdown stable further doubt regarding the destiny of Paris-Roubaix, with the organisers already rumoured to be enchanting about suspending the match because of the pandemic.
Biking director at flee organiser ASO, Christian Prudhomme, talked about: “An eminently normal conventional, coveted by many astronomical champions, adopted by thousands and thousands of followers and televised in 190 worldwide areas, Paris-Roubaix is moreover a present of pleasure in your whole of the Hauts de France house, which comes collectively every year with astronomical enthusiasm.
“It’s a methods anchored within the house. It’s a methods phase of its historical past. Right here is why we’re delighted to disclose that the Queen of the Classics will return in 2021 and that the opponents of the primary ever ladies of us’s model will moreover ogle its legendary route.”
After first and main being postponed from its outmoded April slot righteous season, the 2020 Paris-Roubaix was as soon as rescheduled for October earlier than it was as soon as cancelled completely.
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The cancellation moreover delayed the primary ever ladies of us’s model of Paris-Roubaix – a extraordinarily anticipated addition to the Women of us’s WorldTour calendar.