Poll: When will the next major bicycle race happen again?

When will the next major bicycle race happen again?

  • April

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Mai

    Votes: 13 9.8%
  • June

    Votes: 33 24.8%
  • July

    Votes: 34 25.6%
  • August

    Votes: 15 11.3%
  • September

    Votes: 13 9.8%
  • October

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • 2021

    Votes: 23 17.3%

  • Total voters
    133
There are a lot of opinions how the corona crisis will be affecting pro cycling. That's why I started this poll to see what the cycling community here is thinking about that and why.
 
Voted July. At one point countries will have to decide whether the negative effects of isolation on economy and society are bigger than the ones that Corona brings. But the races can't be organised just like bam, so I suppose still after that it will take some time until they start again, and then it probably won't be the biggest ones but rather some one-day-races. Pure speculation. :)
 
Tour of Switzerland is 9 days only. Could be managed with strict restrictions. That would / might be the major tour of the year then, as I don't see neither the Tour de France or the Giro d’Italia running at the moment!
 
Timeline would make La Vuelta seem feasible except for the issue of Spain being one of the most significantly affected countries in the world currently, indeed all 3 grand tour hosting nations are badly struggling to contain the virus.

We might get some one day classics and possibly the Worlds but any stage race longer than 5 days could be trickier.
 
Where did you read this?
Gilead and one other company have treatment in clinical testing currently with the hope of good results in early may. The other company it's a malaria drug that is currently in production with Gilead it's a drug they developed for a different outbreak. The hope is if all goes perfectly the drug can get approved and to market by May. The hopeful May time frame was mentioned on CNBC the other day. This requires everything to go prefect and get everything fast tracked. They are currently using it in Washington (state).

Here's another article. It's experimental but appears to already be being used in other viruses that are similar to this one. Hence the reason for the hope.


Here's one more:

Type: Treatment

Stage: Phase 3 clinical trials

Name: remdesivir

Background: Gilead is a longtime drug maker that is best known for developing the first major cure for hepatitis-C in Sovaldi, a therapy that changed the standard of care for that disease but also kicked off the national debate about drug pricing. The company has experience developing and marketing HIV drugs, including Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), its preventive HIV medicine. Along with U.S. trials, Gilead is conducting a randomized, controlled clinical trial in Wuhan, testing remdesivir as a treatment for mild to moderate forms of pneumonia in people with the virus. The trial was given the go-ahead by China’s Food and Drug Administration in February.

Clinical trials:

1. On Feb. 21, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases started enrolling patients in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 trial evaluating 394 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 at up to 50 sites worldwide. The trial is expected to conclude April 1, 2023. Sites include the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., (not recruiting), the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha (recruiting), the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (not recruiting), and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane (recruiting).

2. On March 3, Gilead said a randomized, open-label Phase 3 trial will evaluate remdesivir in 600 patients with moderate COVID-19. The trial is expected to start enrolling patients in March, with results to come in May.

3. On March 3, Gilead said a randomized, open-label Phase 3 trial will evaluate remdesivir in 400 patients with severe COVID-19. The trial is expected to start enrolling patients in March, with results in May.


They are treating in the Seattle, Washington area.
 
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Voted July. At one point countries will have to decide whether the negative effects of isolation on economy and society are bigger than the ones that Corona brings. But the races can't be organised just like bam, so I suppose still after that it will take some time until they start again, and then it probably won't be the biggest ones but rather some one-day-races. Pure speculation. :)
This is what it will all come down to. In the end, there is no point in living, just for the sake of it. Remember that all of our lives have a limited life span, regardless.

My prediction is that the Dauphne will be the next road race, obviously as a lead in to the TDF. I have no idea about the rescheduling of the Giro, but I don't see why it couldn't also be run in July, since not many riders were planning on riding both races anyway (and in which case we would be less likely to have high mountain stages cancelled/altered).
 
Gilead and one other company have treatment in clinical testing currently with the hope of good results in early may. The other company it's a malaria drug that is currently in production with Gilead it's a drug they developed for a different outbreak. The hope is if all goes perfectly the drug can get approved and to market by May. The hopeful May time frame was mentioned on CNBC the other day. This requires everything to go prefect and get everything fast tracked. They are currently using it in Washington (state).

Here's another article. It's experimental but appears to already be being used in other viruses that are similar to this one. Hence the reason for the hope.


Here's one more:

Type: Treatment

Stage: Phase 3 clinical trials

Name: remdesivir

Background: Gilead is a longtime drug maker that is best known for developing the first major cure for hepatitis-C in Sovaldi, a therapy that changed the standard of care for that disease but also kicked off the national debate about drug pricing. The company has experience developing and marketing HIV drugs, including Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), its preventive HIV medicine. Along with U.S. trials, Gilead is conducting a randomized, controlled clinical trial in Wuhan, testing remdesivir as a treatment for mild to moderate forms of pneumonia in people with the virus. The trial was given the go-ahead by China’s Food and Drug Administration in February.

Clinical trials:

1. On Feb. 21, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases started enrolling patients in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 trial evaluating 394 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 at up to 50 sites worldwide. The trial is expected to conclude April 1, 2023. Sites include the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., (not recruiting), the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha (recruiting), the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (not recruiting), and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane (recruiting).

2. On March 3, Gilead said a randomized, open-label Phase 3 trial will evaluate remdesivir in 600 patients with moderate COVID-19. The trial is expected to start enrolling patients in March, with results to come in May.

3. On March 3, Gilead said a randomized, open-label Phase 3 trial will evaluate remdesivir in 400 patients with severe COVID-19. The trial is expected to start enrolling patients in March, with results in May.


They are treating in the Seattle, Washington area.
They are using remdesivir in Italy. Not working greatly.
They have found that there's also tocilizumab that's used for arthritis that looks promising.
Still no real cures as of now.

So, while we hope for the best, the truth is everything will be put in lockdown for quite a lot of time.
 
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They are using remdesivir in Italy. Not working greatly.
They have found that there's also tocilizumab that's used for arthritis that looks promising.
Still no real cures as of now.

So, while we hope for the best, the truth is everything will be put in lockdown for quite a lot of time.
Vaccines are over a year away. What they are looking for currently are treatments to help keep the moderate to severe cases from getting worse. However, the more treatments being used, the faster they'll find something that will help.

The problem with putting everything on lockdown is that people aren't working so they aren't getting paid so they have no money and thus can't pay bills or buy food. Then they have essentials like water and electric turned off and kick out of their homes and starve to death.
 
I voted June. With a lot of the countries where the races are happening now in quasi lockdown, we should get a much better idea of where we are in 6 weeks. The virus will not be able to spread remotely as easily, the actual number of those who are infected but were not showing symptoms yet will surface and apparently there have been different Corona viruses which have all lost steam in May.

But i think May is simply too soon for organizers to get everything in order.
 
I voted June too. Would be great to see absolutely everyone battling it out at the tour, well rested and free of injury.

Wishful thinking perhaps but it's nice to have something to look forward too. No point waking up every morning telling myself everything's cancelled this year
 
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