The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) wishes to clarify its position after the comments attributed to its President David Lappartient and inaccurately reported by certain media, concerning the date and duration of the 2020 Giro d’Italia linked to the impact of the coronavirus on the cycling season.
The UCI refers strictly to the communication made earlier in the day, in which it announces – in agreement with organisers (AIOCC), teams (AIGCP) and riders (CPA) – the principles unanimously approved by the participants with the aim of anticipating the resumption of the men’s and women’s road cycling season.
Further discussions will deal notably with new dates of postponed events, which include the Giro d’Italia. In line with the principles adopted by the entire cycling family, the Grands Tours will have priority - after events already existing on the calendar at the date of resumption - in the revision of the calendar. At this stage, no decision has been made regarding the reallocation of dates and the format of the events concerned.
This point will be the object, in time, of new discussions between the UCI and stakeholders, in a spirit of cooperation and solidarity between all involved. No further comment will be made at this stage.