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

RACEDATESTATUS
Kuurne - Bruxelles - Kuurne 01/03 - 01/03Complete
Tour de Taiwan 01/03 - 05/03Complete
La Drôme Classic 01/03 - 01/03Complete
Le Samyn 03/03 - 03/03Complete
Le Samyn des Dames03/03 - 03/03Complete
Tour of Oman 03/03 - 08/03Cancelled
Strade Bianche 07/03 - 07/03Cancelled
Paris – Nice 08/03 - 15/03Going ahead (Stage 8 cancelled)
GP Industria & Artigianato 08/03 - 08/03Cancelled
GP Jean-Pierre Monseré 08/03 - 08/03Complete
Tirreno – Adriatico 11/03 - 17/03Cancelled
Ronde van Drenthe 14/03 - 14/03Cancelled
GP de Denain 19/03 - 19/03Cancelled
Bredene Koksijde Classic 20/03 - 20/03Cancelled
Milano – Sanremo 21/03 - 21/03Cancelled
Volta a Catalunya 23/03 - 29/03Cancelled
Brugge - De Panne 25/03 - 25/03Cancelled
Settimana Coppi e Bartali 25/03 - 29/03Cancelled
E3 BinckBank Classic 27/03 - 27/03Cancelled
Classic Loire-Atlantique 28/03 - 28/03Cancelled
Gent – Wevelgem 29/03 - 29/03Cancelled
Cholet Pays de La Loire 29/03 - 29/03Cancelled
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