World Championships will go ahead, says Lappartient, with numerous European cities in contention to host

The original dates remain, the week following the Tour de France, and a final decision on the location will be made at the start of September

Yorkshire 2019 Worlds (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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UCI President David Lappartient has said the 2020 UCI Road World Championships will still go ahead as planned on the original dates, albeit in a different location.

Martigny, Switzerland, where the UCI is headquartered, pulled out of hosting duties due to the difficulties posed by the coronavirus pandemic, but cycling's governing body will pull out all the stops to put on the event that contributes a significant sum to its yearly income.

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