One of Spain?s most popular stage races, the Tour of Murcia, has been added to the increasingly long list of cancelled races in the country. An ongoing dispute between state television channel TVE and the non-ProTour stage races which make up the bulk of the Spanish racing calendar has caused its cancellation.

The category 2.1 five-day race was due to take place from March 7th 7-11th this spring. But after TVE announced that they were no longer prepared to cover non-ProTour races on one of their main channels - as haD been the case for the last 15 years - Murcia has been cancelled.

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