Paris-Roubaix 2021 unlikely to go ahead due to coronavirus situation in the region

The prefect of the region is pessimistic about the Monument's chances of going ahead in April given the current public health situation

Paris-Roubaix 2019 (Photo by Jorge Luis Alvarez Pupo/Getty Images)

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Paris-Roubaix is unlikely to go ahead next month due to the coronavirus situation in the region, the prefect of the Hauts-de-France region has said.

Sixteen departments in France went back into lockdown at the weekend for at least a month as cases rise once more, jeopardising the chances of the one-day race taking place on April 11. Lockdown restrictions will include non-essential shops being closed as well as residents having to stay within 10 kilometres of their homes.

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