Published on : 22/01/2021 – 19:39
The Tour of Andalusia, which was to be held from February 17 to 21, is postponed “due to the health situation in the autonomous community of Andalusia linked to the coronavirus”, the organizers said. They want the race, nicknamed the Ruta del Sol (the “road of the sun”), to be held from May 24 to 28, new dates that they have proposed to the International Cycling Union. The postponement of the Tour of Andalusia follows that of the Challenge de Mallorca, usually contested in the Balearics at the beginning of February. Race cancellations are linked in the cycling calendar. The Tour of Algarve, Portugal, which was to take place on the same dates as the Ruta del Sol, suffered the same fate on Thursday. And outside of Europe, the Tour Down Under and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race in Australia, the Tour of San Juan in Argentina, the Tour of Colombia, finally the Saudi Tour and the Tour of Oman in the Middle East have also done the costs of the health crisis.