World Championships may move to Middle East as November date change is considered

A decision is set to be made before the end of June

2018 Worlds in Austria (Reinhard Eisenbauer/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

The 2020 UCI Road World Championships could be moved to the Middle East if the coronavirus pandemic causes further disruption to the already re-jigged cycling calendar.

The 2020 Worlds is set to be held in Aigle-Martigny, Switzerland, where the UCI headquarters are also located, but Spanish newspaper Marca reports Oman, Qatar or the UAE Arab Emirates are being considered as alternative options by cycling's governing body.

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