The Tokyo Games were scheduled to take place from July 24 to August. 9 this year but have been postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Tokyo Olympic Games taking place from July 23 to August 8, 2021, the dates of several events have been adapted,” said the UCI in a statement unveiling its calendar for the season.
“It should be noted that to avoid an overlap of the Olympic road cycling races (July 24, 25 and 28) with the Tour de France (initially scheduled for July 2 to 25), the French stage race will end on July 18. weekend before the first weekend of the Olympics. ”
The UCI has also said that the Tour of California and the RideLondon-Surrey Classic will not be part of its new schedule, which includes 35 events.
Report by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Edited by Peter Rutherford
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