The The brand new season has not began but and the dynamic is dangerously related to that of 2020: postponements and cancellations are nonetheless current racing due to the pandemic, in addition to the logistical and financial issues for organizers and squads. If the virus permits it, the course will start on January 24 on the Valencia Grand Prix, a one-day occasion that takes over from the Lluís Puig Trophy, which disappeared after the 2005 version. For now, the groups are concentrating to put together for the 12 months (the UAE was even vaccinated), however the unknowns in regards to the validity of the calendar, the restrictions and the choices of the runners are multiplying.
Suspended assessments. He start of the World Tour circuit was postponed till February 21, with the UAE Tour. I do know The Down Below (January 19-24) and the Cadel Evans Highway Race (January 31) fell for the necessary two-week isolation required by Australia, with no risk of leaving the resort room. The Amissa Bongo (January 18-24), the Mallorca Problem (January 28-31), San Juan (January 24-31), Langkawi (January 30-February 6), Saudi Tour (February 2-6), Oman and Colombia (February 9-14), and Antalya (February 11-14) additionally they gave up their dates due to completely different circumstances of the evolution and the restrictions of capability and mobility of the pandemic. Murcia (February 12-13) considers requesting a switch to Could, such because the Problem.
Bubbles. He The bubble idea established in 2020 by the Worldwide Biking Union (UCI) continues with the identical validity. Many formations select Spain for his or her levels due to the milder local weather in winter: Jumbo, Alicante; Movistar, Almería; Bahrain and Deceuninck, Altea; Astana and Sunweb, Calpe; Trek and Ag2r, Denia; Lotto Soudal, Jávea; or Israel, Girona. Regardless of excessive care and avoiding exterior contact, Superman was contaminated and won’t be a part of the telephone rally. The Colombian was in Madrid, caught by the storm Filomena along with his accomplice Iñigo Elosegui.
Measurements. He first occasion of the nationwide and European program, the Valencia Grand Prize (with out World Tour groups and with the 4 Spanish continentals, Burgos, Caja Rural, Euskaltel and Kern Pharma), introduced in its presentation that will deploy a safety protocol with delimitation of areas, social distance and requirement of PCR check to all members. That would be the line of the remaining. As all the time, the virus will decide the validity of the measures, though In Europe it doesn’t appear that strict home confinements are going to be requested as in Asia or Oceania, nor to reduce work journeys with their precautions.
Uncertainty. Some debuts are in limbo, like these of Chris Froome and Peter Sagan, who had been going to start in San Juan, or Nairo Quintana, who wished to start in Colombia. Egan Bernal deliberate the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (February 3-7); Julian Alaphilippe, Provence (February 11-14); Mikel Landa, Andalusia (February 17-21); Tadej Pogacar and Mathieu van der Poel, the UAE Tour (February 21-27); and Primoz Roglic, instantly from Paris-Good (March 7-14). his Efficiency can be decided by the times of competitors and the capturing in coaching. 2020 supplied fairly a couple of surprises.