Coronavirus The image that best reflects the coronavirus crisis in Italy
The Davis Cup, football, cycling, basketball, rugby ... Italian sport is an endless list of suspensions and events behind closed doors
The outbreak of coronavirus has become a tsunami for italian sport. And the best proof is the image of Davis Cup tie draw which will face this weekend in Cagliari (Sardinia) to Italy and South Korea in search of a place for the final phase that will be held in November at the Magic Box in Madrid. The tie will take place at door closed and in the draw each of Attendees were separated from each other by at least one meter away.
The consequences of coronavirus in transalpine sports are endless. One of the classic cycling Italian, the Strade Bianche, the Rome Marathon, the Italy-England of the Six Nations rugby the Calcium, the Italian Cup, the Pallacanestro... the list of major events that will not be held in March is inexhaustible. There are more than one hundred those killed and more than 3,000 those infected by the virus in the country and the Government approved on Wednesday a decree that orders that all events that congregate many people be held behind closed doors until April 3, as Security measure to prevent further spread of the virus in the country. The decree, pending the official confirmation of UEFA, also affects the matches Inter Milan-Getafe (March 12) and Rome-Seville (March 19), of the Europa League, and Juventus-Lyon (March 17), from the Champions League.
RCS Sport, the organizing company of the cycling events in Italy, revealed today that the Strade Bianche, scheduled for Saturday, March 7, is postponed until a date to be decided because the necessary safety conditions are not given. The other two Italian classics, the Tyrrhenian-Adriatic (March 11-17) and the Milan-San Remo (March 21).