UCI postpones three upcoming Chinese races due to coronavirus outbreak

Races affected include the Tour of Chongming Island

Tour of Chongming Island 2019 (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)

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The UCI has postponed three upcoming Chinese races due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Tour of Chongming Island, the Tour of Zhoushan Island and the women's Tour of Taiyuan, planned to take place in April and May, are the races that have been postponed. Cycling's governing body will now decide on March 15 which races will be cancelled and which races will have space found for them in the calendar later in the year.

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