For a long time already, Giro d’Italia was one of the world’s biggest cycling races to take place. It would bring together hundreds of racers from all over the world. Countries sent their best racers to take part in this massive event.
As for the Giro d’Italia 2020, the event itself has had to be postponed due to the massively spreading coronavirus., also known as COVID-19. Seeing how heavily the virus has impacted other populated places in Europe, then it's no surprise why it has to be postponed.
The virus spreads at fast rates and can easily inflict almost anyone in attendance. Luckily, F1 members are coming up with the ways to show the race on twitch, so that people may participate but not watch from the banners. Overall, it will take the community as a whole to get through this epidemic.
The Giro d’Italia 2020 was officially postponed due to the possibility that the coronavirus pandemic would spread amongst those attending and participating. However, the Hungary Government started also to shut down any event that had over 50 people in one area. This was done to combat the spread of the disease and hopefully slow down its risks.
This is what was known as the beginning of social dissonance. Significant events in the F1 lineup decided to do this with their part in the Grand Tour. At first, it was only announced as a delay, and the race should be back on.
After April 3, we will be informed when the Italian Grand Tour will begin and if it even will. The Grande Partenza for the three week Grand Tour race was supposed to start on May 9 in Budapest, but the other three stages were to take place in Hungary. The Hungarian government has declared a state of emergency, which hunkers down on public events.
As for when the main event will be back on track, the world doesn’t know. With so many variables about the new COVID-19 virus, race organisers are doing their best to create a date that is both safe and healthy for participants and workers. The last thing they want to do is pull everyone back into a state of panic.
The Cycling Race occurs once every year and draws attention from people all over the world. With the virus being spread at rapid paces, it can be difficult to know if there will be any impact on when the event will return.
Cyclers tend to group from many places of origin. With a virus like this, this can be a bad thing. While we don’t want to see these sports go, we would love to see them succeed at a different time.
Many sporting events are carefully watched along with the news and CDC to help predict when it will be safe again to continue. However, until we see an official release from each government, there may not even be the Giro d’Italia 2020.
Initially, the race was scheduled to take place in Hungary and start in the second week of May. However, due to many travel and event bans, most participants wouldn’t be able to show up.
Race organisers are doing their best to understand how the Giro d’Italia coronavirus would spread through the race. To help minimise the effects, they're put in a tough position where they will eventually have to give the yes or no to the event.
As of now, the Italian government has banned any sporting activities. Along with that, other significant events such as the Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico, and Milan - San Remo. Even though the officials are giving a few more weeks to postpone activities, it's likely that they will be cancelled.