La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège pulled from 2020 Women's WorldTour

The races will not be included after ASO refuse to provide the required 45 minutes of television coverage

The women's La Flèche Wallonne 2019 (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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The women's editions of La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège are to be left out of the Women's WorldTour programme in 2020, race organisers have confirmed.

This comes after ASO, who also run the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, have refused to provide the 45 minutes of live television coverage that new UCI reforms will demand.

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