The Tour in September, the Giro in October and the Vuelta in November
It seems that the UCI (International Cycling Union) is finally starting to make a move in view of the reorganization of the season and the 2020 cycling calendar.
If the news was known yesterday that the Tour de France would run between August 29 and September 20, just a few minutes ago it was known that the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España will take place immediately after.
The dates are still to be confirmed but everything seems to indicate that The Giro d'Italia could be run from October 2 to 25 and the Vuelta a España from October 30 to November 22.
Just 5 days off between races. Something totally unusual to date and that would undoubtedly jeopardize both the physical preparation of cyclists and the sports structure of the teams.
What seems clear is that the Tour de France and ASO command and that the rest of the races will have to adapt as much as possible.
The UCI has also announced that the dates of the cycling world championship would remain between September 20 and 27. The different national championships would be played, in the absence of confirmation, on Sunday, August 23, just the weekend before the start of the Tour.
The next objective of the UCI is to find a date for the rest of the tests of the calendar of the highest category. To do it will give priority importance to the 5 monuments (Flanders, Roubaix, Liege, Milan Sanremo and Lombardia). The rest of the week-long races such as the Volta a Catalunya, the Dauphine, La Tirreno Adriatico or the Tour of the Basque Country will have to wait quite a bit longer to have a competition date (if they finally have it).
We will keep you informed of developments. But what is clear is that strong emotions are looming when the season finally resumes.