Dutch postpone cycling’s Amstel Gold Race over virus
The Hague: Dutch organisers postponed the annual classic Amstel Gold Race Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic, following in the footsteps of other major cycle races in Europe. The announcement which affects both the men and women’s races scheduled for April 19 comes after the cancellations of the Paris-Roubaix race and the Tour of Flanders.
“It’s a difficult decision and a real shame,” race organiser Leo van Vliet said in a statement. “We have no other choice.”
The organisers said they hoped to reschedule a new date with the International Cycling Union (UCI) but doing it this year seemed uncertain. – AFP