Giro d’Italia postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

Ecuadorian rider Richard Carapaz poses with the 103rd cycling tour of Italy's trophy during the official presentation. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)

The Giro d’Italia cycling race has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The first three stages of the Italian race were scheduled to take place in Hungary in May but the country has banned large outdoor sporting events. Race organizer RCS Sport says the entire race was postponed after they were informed by the organizing committee of the Hungarian stages that those three legs could not be held on the scheduled dates.

RCS Sport says "all parties have agreed that they are determined to work together to enable the Giro d’Italia to depart from Hungary at a later time."

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