Hungarian officials had been in discussions with organisers RCS earlier this week, and released the news on Friday morning in a statement by politician Mariusz Revesz.
Due to the serious disease situation in Europe, it will not be possible to organise the first three stages of Giro d'Italia in Hungary in May 2020. The Hungarian organising committee has announced that competition can not harm the safety and health of the Hungarian people
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The Grande Partenza had been due to start with an individual time trial in Budapest, followed by a stage from Budapest to Gyor and concluding with a flat stage from Szekesfehervar to Nagykanizsa.
A decision to postpone the entirety of the Giro was made shortly after, with organisers RCS saying.
"Given the national and international situation, RCS Sport announces that the date of the Giro d'Italia 2020 is postponed.
"The new date will be announced no earlier than April 3 when the provisions of the Prime Ministerial Decree of March 4, 2020 end and after the organization has dealt with the Government, local and territorial authorities and Italian and international sports institutions."
A number of spring races have also been cancelled across Europe, including Italian classics Strade Bianche and Milan-San Remo.
RACE STATUS - MARCH
|Kuurne - Bruxelles - Kuurne||01/03 - 01/03||Complete|
|Tour de Taiwan||01/03 - 05/03||Complete|
|La Drôme Classic||01/03 - 01/03||Complete|
|Le Samyn||03/03 - 03/03||Complete|
|Le Samyn des Dames||03/03 - 03/03||Complete|
|Tour of Oman||03/03 - 08/03||Cancelled|
|Strade Bianche||07/03 - 07/03||Cancelled|
|Paris – Nice||08/03 - 15/03||Going ahead (Stage 8 cancelled)|
|GP Industria & Artigianato||08/03 - 08/03||Cancelled|
|GP Jean-Pierre Monseré||08/03 - 08/03||Complete|
|Tirreno – Adriatico||11/03 - 17/03||Cancelled|
|Ronde van Drenthe||14/03 - 14/03||Cancelled|
|GP de Denain||19/03 - 19/03||Cancelled|
|Bredene Koksijde Classic||20/03 - 20/03||Cancelled|
|Milano – Sanremo||21/03 - 21/03||Cancelled|
|Volta a Catalunya||23/03 - 29/03||Cancelled|
|Brugge - De Panne||25/03 - 25/03||Cancelled|
|Settimana Coppi e Bartali||25/03 - 29/03||Cancelled|
|E3 BinckBank Classic||27/03 - 27/03||Cancelled|
|Classic Loire-Atlantique||28/03 - 28/03||Cancelled|
|Gent – Wevelgem||29/03 - 29/03||Cancelled|
|Cholet Pays de La Loire||29/03 - 29/03||Cancelled|
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