The 2021 version of Paris-Roubaix has been postponed, the organiser has formally announced.
Amid persisting rumours that this year’s ‘Hell of the North’ would must restful be rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus lockdown in France, flee organiser ASO confirmed on Thursday (April 1) that both the males’s and ladies folks’s editions will not be going to creep forward next weekend.
In the starting up scheduled for Sunday, April 11, The historic cobbled Monument will now happen in October, ASO talked about.
Paris-Roubaix and Paris-Roubaix Femmes, the first ever women folks’s version of the flee, will now be held on Saturday, October 2 for the women folks and Sunday, October 3 for the males.
UCI president David Lappartient talked about: “For the UCI and the biking neighborhood, it was once crucial that both races would perhaps happen in 2021, and I’m satisfied that contemporary dates tremendous for all parties salvage been chanced on.
“It was once as a result of this truth needed to catch, alongside with all parties concerned, an relevant postponement date, in maintaining with the repute of this legendary match so worthy most traditional by riders and followers, and whose female riders are taking a watch forward to competing in the inaugural women folks’s version.”
Earlier this week, French president Emmanuel Macron announced a recent nation-large lockdown in France as the country affords with a third wave of coronavirus.
The contemporary restrictions mean all non-needed shops must shut and residents must not scoot extra than 10km from home without factual reason.
A contemporary lockdown solid extra doubt in regards to the fate of Paris-Roubaix, with the organisers already rumoured to be enchanting about postponing the match as a result of the pandemic.
Biking director at flee organiser ASO, Christian Prudhomme, talked about: “An eminently standard traditional, coveted by many astronomical champions, adopted by millions of followers and televised in 190 international locations, Paris-Roubaix is furthermore a provide of pride on your entire of the Hauts de France space, which comes together per annum with astronomical enthusiasm.
“It is a ways anchored in the space. It is a ways segment of its history. Here is why we’re delighted to reveal that the Queen of the Classics will return in 2021 and that the competitors of the first ever women folks’s version will furthermore ogle its legendary route.”
After first and major being postponed from its outmoded April slot righteous season, the 2020 Paris-Roubaix was once rescheduled for October sooner than it was once cancelled totally.
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The cancellation furthermore delayed the first ever women folks’s version of Paris-Roubaix – a extremely anticipated addition to the Ladies folks’s WorldTour calendar.