It is now official, Paris-Roubaix, which was to be held on April 11, is postponed to October 3, 2021.
The “queen of classics” is postponed! Paris-Roubaix will not take place on April 11, as initially planned. Due to the sanitary context, the famous cobblestone classic of the North has been postponed to Sunday October 3, 2021, as confirmed this Thursday afternoon the International Cycling Union (UCI): ” This decision follows the decision of the competent French authorities to ban the holding of the 2021 edition of Paris-Roubaix – men and women – on the dates provided for in the UCI International Road Calendar in the context of the current health situation. “, Can we read in the press release. This decision follows new measures taken by the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron in order to slow down the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic.
🗓 @ParisRoubaix has been postponed
– UCI (@UCI_cycling) April 1, 2021
Like the Flemish classics taking place at the moment, the organizers of Paris-Roubaix presented the possibility of running the race without spectators in the Hauts-de-France region, but that was not enough.
As a reminder, already in 2020, Paris-Roubaix had been postponed from spring to autumn to be finally canceled due to the second wave of the pandemic which affected France. Thus, the classic will therefore take place on October 3, just one week after the world road championships, organized in Flanders (Belgium).