100th edition of Catalonia Vuelta rescheduled to 2021 due to virus

Samuel Dumoulin of France celebrates his victory after crossing the finish line of the seventh and final stage of the Tour of Catalunya in 2011. (Manu Fernandez/AP)

Organizers of the Catalonia Vuelta cycling race say this year’s edition will take place next year.

The 100th edition of the race had already been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was originally scheduled for March 23-29.

Organizers say the cycling calendar has been significantly reduced because of the pandemic and they didn’t want the Catalonia Vuelta competing with other major events. They also did not want to change the race’s format.

Organizers say they want "to celebrate a 100th edition with the maximum guarantees and with the best world cyclists."

They say the race will be held next year in the last week of March.

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