The CIC Mont Ventoux one-day race will not be on the calendar subsequent 12 months because of the passing of the Olympic torch relay in June.
The ProSeries stage race, which was based in 2019 because the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Problem, sees the peloton sort out two ascents of the well-known Provence mountain.
It normally runs throughout the third weekend of June, however organisers have introduced that the 2024 version has been cancelled with the Olympic torch passing by means of the world and up the mountain on June 19.
Race organisers said that “consideration and sources” taken up by the passing of the flame has meant that it’s not possible to run the race.
“The CIC Mont Ventoux is not going to happen in 2024 because of the passing of the Olympic torch relay within the Vaucluse division on June 19, which diverts consideration and sources throughout this era and can now permit for the optimum organisation of our occasion,” learn an announcement issued by the organisers. “The race will likely be organised in 2025.”
Nicolas Garcera, the CIC Mont Ventoux common director, said that race’s sportive wouldn’t be affected, whereas additionally thanking sponsor CIC, the UCI, and the French Nationwide Biking League for his or her continued help.
“I wish to thank our title accomplice, the CIC, which maintains its commitments alongside us for the following editions and will likely be current throughout our occasions for most of the people in 2024,” he mentioned.
“We’re proud to have the continued confidence of the [UCI] and the Nationwide Biking League, which is able to permit us to retain the UCI ProSeries label, the second tier for skilled races, in 2025.”
The race has been run since 2019, shifting up from 1.1 rating to 1.Professional in 2023, the place 20-year-old neo-pro Lenny Martinez (Groupama-FDJ) took his first professional win forward of Michael Woods (Israel-Premier Tech) on the finish of a weather-hit, shortened 98.3km version. Earlier winners of the race embrace Aleksandr Vlasov and Miguel Angel López.
In different 2024 calendar information, organisers of the Tour of Turkey have introduced that the week-long stage race will transfer again to April subsequent 12 months having been postponed to October because of the main earthquake within the south of the nation in February.
The race, which is able to function eight levels for the fourth 12 months in a row and transfer again to the ProSeries, will likely be held from April 21-28, a barely later slot than it was beforehand held.
“Following the profitable 2023 version, which was postponed to October, the TUR has retained its place on the UCI ProSeries calendar and, as in earlier years, has taken its place among the many main spring races in April,” learn an announcement issued by the organisers.
“The 59th Presidential Biking Tour of Türkiye will happen on 21-28 April as a ProSeries race on the 2024 UCI calendar.”
Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Qazaqstan) received the postponed 2023 race, beating Ben Zwiehoff (Bora-Hansgrohe) by 26 seconds after a significant showdown on the steep slopes of the stage 3 Babadag climb. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) dominated the sprints to take house 4 stage wins and the factors jersey.