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Simon Pagenaud leads a restart during the 2019 Indianapolis 500. Photo by Stephen King/IndyCar Media

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Indianapolis 500 To Be Held Without Fans

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Tuesday, August 4 AUTO RACING: Indianapolis 500 To Be Held Without Fans One of the biggest sporting events in the world will be held without Continue Reading

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Cycling Task Force Releases Event Guidelines

A task force of stakeholders that organize professional cycling events has released guidelines to cover a range of COVID-related issues that could impact those events, a document that also offers a checklist for organizers of other sports events. The guidelines effort is one of the few in sports that have been led by event organizers Continue Reading

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Sports Event Guidelines for Post-COVID Competition

As sports at all levels prepare to come back from weeks or months on hiatus, sports organizations are releasing guidelines that can serve as a framework for how to host events safely and successfully. The following are links to various published guidelines across a range of sports that are designed for event organizers to consult Continue Reading

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Case Study: 5 Takeaways from USA BMX’s First Event Back

Few sports may be better positioned than BMX to return to events. After all, the sport’s participants wear helmets that cover their mouths and serve as almost built-in masks. But staging an event in the new pandemic era isn’t as easy as telling people to get on their bikes because their faces may be covered. Continue Reading

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USA Cycling Appoints Chief Medical Officer

USA Cycling has appointed a chief medical officer, naming Dr. Michael Roshon to the volunteer position. Roshon is chief of medical staff for the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has performed other volunteer work for the national governing body in the past, including leading webinars related to athlete health and well-being. Continue Reading

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Colorado Classic Announces Four Host Cities

The Colorado Classic, a professional women’s cycling race, has announced it will return in 2020 in four cities across the state. The tour, to be held August 27–30, will feature four stages in Snowmass Village, Avon, Boulder and Denver. The event, which debuted in 2019, is North America’s only standalone women’s professional stage race. The Continue Reading

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Cedar City, Utah, Selected for 2020–2011 USA Cycling Masters Road Nationals

Cedar City, Utah, will host the 2020 and 2021 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships. The city in southwestern Utah, which has hosted the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on several occasions and is known for hosting festival and events, will host the 2020 event July 30–August 2. The event is expected to attract Continue Reading

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Spartan Acquires Costa Rica Mountain Bike Event

Spartan has announced that it has acquired the La Ruta De Los Conquistadores multiday mountain bike race in Costa Rica, part of the obstacle race company’s planned expansion into new avenues of sports and fitness. Under terms of the deal, the founders and organizers of the three-day race from the Pacific to Atlantic oceans, Roman Continue Reading

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The second edition of the Colorado Classic women's stage race will be part of the 2020 USA Cycling Pro Road Tour. Photo: Jason Gewirtz

USA Cycling Releases 2020 Pro Road Tour Schedule

USA Cycling has announced its 2020 Pro Road Tour, a national calendar that will feature 17 cycling events staged across 15 states. The circuit will run from April through September and will include 43 days of road cycling competition, including the inaugural Maryland Cycling Classic, a UCI 1.Pro event that will be held September 6. Continue Reading

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