Milan-San Remo, Tirreno-Adriatico and Giro d'Italia all under threat after Italian coronavirus outbreak

Race organisers have said there is 'no plan B' if sporting events are banned in the region

Milan - San Remo 2019 (Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Milan - San Remo, Tirreno-Adriatico and the Giro d'Italia are all under threat of cancellation following the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, according to race organisers.

So far three people have died and the number of cases of the virus in the country has passed 150, with Italian authorities imposing fines on anyone caught entering or leaving outbreak areas in the north of the country.

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