Saudi Tour could be cancelled due to 'terror threat'

A car explosion at the Dakar Rally in the country has caused concern for race organisers ASO

Saudi Tour
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The start of the 2022 cycling season, with the absence once more of the Tour Down Under and Vuelta a San Juan, is starting to look more like 2021 than the pre-pandemic times of 2020, and the prospect of a cancelled Saudi Tour is adding to the likeness.

Not due to coronavirus concerns, however, but a "terror threat", after a car exploded at the Dakar Rally in the country last week.

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