The first scheduled world cup in 2021 got postponed earlier this year, and now UCI announces another change of the current world cup calendar. Though the French world cup is still untouched on the calendar.
Press release from the UCI:
In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) regrets to announce that the round of the 2021 UCI Trials World Cup, which was scheduled to take place in Wadowice, Poland, from 20th to 22nd of August, has been cancelled at the request of the organisers.
Organisers were forced to make this decision after concluding that it would be impossible to hold the event to the safety standards imposed by the current pandemic.
The UCI would like to thank the event organisers for their cooperation in this difficult situation, as well as the riders, teams and all parties concerned for their understanding.
As a reminder, a round of the 2021 UCI Trials World Cup will take place in Belfort (France) from September 17th to 19th, while the date and exact venue of the postponed round in Salzburg (Austria) will be communicated at a later date.
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Article photo by Marco Patrizi/UCI. Rider: Rick Koekoek