The classic Paris-Roubaix, initially scheduled for next April 11, it will finally be held on October 2 “due to the context of the Covid-19 pandemic”, indicated the UCI and the organizers.
The decision also affects the women’s race, scheduled the same weekend for its first edition and which will take place on October 3, they said in a statement.
The delay of the Queen of the classics of the cycling calendar it was decided in agreement with all the actors involved and after the French Government prohibited the dispute in Aprilsaid the International Cycling Union (UCI).
The president of the UCI, David Lappartient, expressed his satisfaction at the fact of being able to save the Paris-Roubaix this year, for which he considered “capital” that a new date has been found “at the height of the status of this mythical event so appreciated by runners and fans. ”
Christian prudhomme, ASO cycling manager, event organizer, also considered it essential that a test with such popular support can be contested throughout the year and that the women’s event is maintained.