Strade Bianche to go ahead despite Siena re-entering coronavirus lockdown

The region is now a red zone after coronavirus cases start to increase once more

Strade Bianche 2020 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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While Strade Bianche signalled the return of the WorldTour in 2020, this year's edition serves as a reminder that we're not out of the woods just yet with regards to the coronavirus pandemic.

The one-day Italian classic is set to go ahead despite Siena, where the race is held, becoming a red zone and going into lockdown until at least next week.

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