Special measures introduced at Paris-Nice to reduce spread of coronavirus

Race organisers say there will be no contact between riders and public figures on podiums, as well as no press conferences held

Paris-Nice 2019 (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Paris-Nice race organisers have introduced a number of special measures to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

The French stage race will still be held as the virus outbreak in France has not so far been as severe as seen in Italy, with a number of major Italian races cancelled as a result.

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