Simon Yates Believes Three Grand Tour In 71 Days Will Have A 'Big Effect' On Racing

Simon Yates believes three Grand Tour in 71 days will have a 'big effect' on racing

Joe Robinson 7 May 2020 The Mitchelton-Scott rider is having to reconsider his goals for 2020 with the new race calendar Simon Yates believes the revised race calendar which will see all three Grand Tours take place in just 71 days and 41 races in four months will have a 'big effect' on the peloton and lead to 'impossible' situations for teams. The UCI announced its updated race calendar on 5th May , outlining its intention to reschedule all three Grand Tours and all five Monuments for between August and November. This saw plenty of overlap, not least the clashing of Stage 21 of the Giro d'Italia , Stage 6 of the Vuelta a Espana and Paris-Roubaix all on Sunday 25th October. Running three big races on one day has been met with criticism and Yates believes, from a rider's perspective, that the short turn around will have a big ...

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