'They could have let us know earlier': Teams react to Strade Bianche cancellation

Riders will now compete for places at Paris-Nice as uncertainty also falls over Tirreno-Adriatico

Deceuninck - Quick-Step sports director Wilfried Peeters says race organisers could have let teams know earlier that Strade Bianche would be cancelled.

RCS Sport met with the mayor of Siena on Thursday morning (March 5) and confirmed it would not be able to meet the new restrictions set out by the Italian government for holding a sporting event during the outbreak. RCS had originally told the teams set to compete in the Italian one-day classic on Monday, five days before the start, that the race would be going ahead as planned.

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