20-year-old Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck - Quick Step) won the Vuelta a Burgos stage race, his third stage race win of the year after San Juan and Algarve before the lockdown.
Annemiek Van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) stormed to her 4th consecutive win (and 5th out of 5 this year) by soloing into Siena at the Strade Bianche.
It was third time lucky for Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma). After two third places, the Belgian attacked in the final kilometres and like Van Vleuten a few hours before him, entered Siena's Piazza del Campo on his own.
The Boels Ladies Tour, due on the first week of September as part of the World Tour, has been cancelled as the municipalities it was going to visit will not grant permits for the race. Fears of growing cases in Europe is scaling down the appetite for sporting events.
Some of the coastal towns on the Milano-Sanremo route refused to close the roads at the height of the summer season (after having just reopened post-lockdown). The race organisers failed to find an agreement and re-routed the course westwards, missing out the Passo del Turchino and most of the coast until 40 km to the finish. The inclusion of the Colle di Nava (934m in altitude), makes the race a bit harder than usual while maintaining the same length of 299 km. The Cipressa and Poggio passes are included in the new route. The teams have been reduced to 6 riders, opening the race up for two extra wildcards.
Jumbo-Visma are going to form a women's team. It looks like Marianne Vos has signed with them, and as she's the part-owner of the CCC-Liv licence, the new team should be ready to go for a World Tour spot.
British rider Alex Dowsett (Isreal Start Up Nation) has been removed as a precaution from Vuelta a Burgos as he had come into contact with teammate Einhorn who had been removed as well (later tested negative to COVID-19). And Silvan Dillier (AG2R) has tested positive for coronavirus, although asymptomatic, and will miss Strade Bianche.
The Tour de l'Avenir has been cancelled for 2020.
RideLondon Surrey (Men) and the Tour of California (Women and Men) won't feature in the 2021 calendar. RideLondon Classique, will return in the Women World Tour calendar for May 2021.
Strade Bianche (1.WWT)
Winner: Annemiek Van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott)
Strade Bianche (1.UWT)
Winner: Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma)
Vuelta a Burgos (2.Pro)
stage 1: Felix Großschartner (BORA - hansgrohe)
stage 2: Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates)
stage 3: Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck - Quick Step)
stage 4: Sam Bennett (Deceuninck - Quick Step)
stage 5: Iván Ramiro Sosa (Team INEOS)
GC: Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck - Quick Step)
Points: Mikel Landa (Bahrain - McLaren)
Youth: Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck - Quick Step)
KOM: Gotzon Martín (Euskaltel - Euskadi)
La Route d'Occitanie - La Dèpêche du Midi (2.1)
stage 1: Bryan Coquard (B&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM)
stage 2: Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-McLaren)
Circuito de Getxo - Memorial Hermanos Otxoa (1.1)
Winner: Damiano Caruso (Bahrain-McLaren)
Tour of Bulgaria (2.2)
stage 1: Alan Banaszek (Mazowsze Serce Polski)
stage 2: Patryk Stosz (Voster ATS Team)
stage 3: Pierre Barbier (NIPPO DELKO One Provence)
stage 4: Norbert Banaszek (Mazowsze Serce Polski)
GC: Patryk Stosz (Voster ATS Team)
Youth: Alessandro Baroni (Gallina Colosio Eurofeed)
KOM: Davide Bauce (Gallina Colosio Eurofeed)
Team: Voster ATS Team