Organisers say Milan - San Remo, Strade Bianche and Tirreno-Adriatico are going ahead as planned

RCS emailed teams on Monday morning with the good news, although said the situation could change at any moment

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

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Milan - San Remo, Strade Bianche and Tirreno-Adriatico are to go ahead as planned despite coronavirus fears, race orgainsers RCS have said.

An email was sent out to all participating teams on Monday morning, Het Laatste Nieuws reports, following doubts the Italian races scheduled for March would be postponed after the  coronavirus outbreak in the Southern European countries. A number of sporting events in Italy have been cancelled as authorities look to contain the spread of the virus, including Serie A football games, while certain areas in the Lombardy region have also been placed on lockdown.

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