The Paris-Rube classic one-day cycling competition, scheduled for October 25, has been canceled at the request of local authorities due to an increase in the number of coronavirus infections, organizers said on Friday.
The organizers report that the traditional competition, which had to take place for the 118th time and in which women would have participated for the first time, will not take place.
The race had already been postponed from its usual date in April due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
“We would like to sincerely thank the municipalities and the partners of the event, who also supported us in the postponed competition, as well as those who, like us, are happy to see the queen of” classics “even in autumn,” the organizers say.
“We will see you on the pavement on April 11, 2021 to celebrate one of the most outstanding events in world cycling,” the organizers are looking at next year.
The competition was held for the first time in 1896, but this year it was not held for the first time since 1942, when it was not possible due to the Second World War.