GIRO 2020 Postponed
This is terrible news – but unavoidable given the current global crisis with the Corona virus. Like many of you – I’m wondering what May will be like with no Giro (see our full run-down on this year’s route and why it looked like a good one) – and also wondering when they’ll find a way to fit in a 3 week Grand Tour to a completely unpredictable 2020 race calendar. We’ll keep you posted on updates as they come in.
RCS SPORT 2020 GIRO D’ITALIA DATE POSTPONED
In response to the spread of the coronavirus the Hungarian government has declared a state of emergency. This prohibits the organization of mass events and makes it impossible to organize international events.
As a consequence, the Organising Committee of the Giro d’Italia’s Hungarian stages declared that the Giro’s start could not be held in Hungary at the originally scheduled time. All parties have agreed that they are determined to work together to enable the Giro d’Italia to depart from Hungary at a later time.
RCS Sport, having taken note of the international and national situation, announces that the date of the 2020 Giro d’Italia is thereby postponed.
The new date will be announced no earlier than 3 April when the provisions of the D.P.C.M. (Decreto del Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri della Repubblica Italiana – Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic) of 4 March 2020 will end, and only after having consulted with the appropriate representatives of the Italian Government, local and territorial authorities and Italian and international sports institutions.