World News – AU – Tour Down Under 2021 canceled due to Covid-19

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The Tour Down Under, scheduled for January 19-24, 2021, in and around the Australian city of Adelaide, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic

Organizers said on Sunday that a « smaller national cycling festival » will replace the Tour Down Under

« The complexities and risks of quarantining and closing international borders ultimately proved too much to ask of some of the teams, who have endured a stressful, difficult and compressed 2020 season that will unfold later than normal, « said Hitaf Rasheed, executive director of Events South Australia

« As a result, the Santos Tour Down Under with international races will not take place in 2021 but we assure everyone that it will return to South Australia and that the UCI world cycling calendar will start in January 2022, with the full support of the UCI « 

The opening event of the WorldTour calendar in 2021 will now be the Tour of the United Arab Emirates from February 21 to 27

The Tour Down Under, scheduled for January 19-24, 2021, in and around the city of Adelaide, southern Australia, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic

Organizers said on Sunday that a « smaller national cycling festival » will replace the Tour Down Under

« The complexities and risks of quarantining and closing international borders ultimately proved too much to ask of some of the teams, who have endured a stressful, difficult and compressed 2020 season that will unfold later than normal, « said Hitaf Rasheed, executive director of Events South Australia

« As a result, the Santos Tour Down Under with international races will not take place in 2021 but we assure everyone that it will return to South Australia and that the UCI world cycling calendar will start in January 2022, with the full support of the UCI « 

The opening event of the WorldTour calendar in 2021 will now be the Tour of the United Arab Emirates from February 21 to 27

Santos Tour Down Under, 2021, Coronavirus, South Australia

News from the world – UA – Tour Down Under 2021 canceled due to Covid-19



SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com/news/world-news-au-tour-down-under-2021-canceled-due-to-covid-19/?remotepost=504604

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