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Trentin wants Grand Tours merged into 'one-shot event'

Trentin wants Grand Tours merged into 'one-shot event'

25/03/2020 at 08:15Updated 26/03/2020 at 11:34

Matteo Trentin has suggested all three 2020 Grand Tours should be combined together to form a 21-stage race across Italy, France and Spain.

The Giro d’Italia has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana could follow suit.

There has been speculation that the three-week races could be moved into the autumn, if the situation has improved by then, or shortened to fit into the calendar.

However, Italian rider Trentin is in favour of a “one-shot event to restart all together”.

"Why not organize only one GT this year? Start in Rome, passing through Madrid, finish in Paris. All the best on the start and a great way to reunite all the people with a bike race after this horrible time," Trentin wrote on Twitter.

"To be more clear. Normal race length. 21 stages, 7 (France), 7 (Italy), 7 (Spain), 2 rest [days]. And most important: is one shot event. To restart all together. 2021 back on normal business."

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