Christian Prudhomme expects cancellation of Paris-Roubaix but is hopeful for Tour de France

The French cobbled Monument is the latest race unsurprisingly facing cancellation

Christian Prudhomme (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Ima)

Christian Prudhomme has said he expects Paris-Roubaix to be cancelled, following in the footsteps of most other races in the near future as the world attempts to curtail the spread of coronavirus.

"All sports are currently being cancelled," the director of the Tour de France told radio station RMC. "I don't think much will change in April. And that makes perfect sense."

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