Posted by Editoress on 04/20/20
On April 3rd, Cycling Canada announced that events up until June 14th would be postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic [see Cycling Canada Extends Event Suspension Date to June 14th], with a decision to be announced on April 20th [today] for events after that date. Now, we have learned, the national federation will delay that decision for one week, until April 27th.
The National Road Championships, scheduled for June 25-28, were the next major event to be impacted by the pandemic. As provinces begin to talk about gradually reopening the economy, it appears that Cycling Canada wants to hold off on an announcement to see what their options are.
Josh Peacock, Events and Partnerships Manager at Cycling Canada, said to us: "As the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Cycling Canada continues to work with our regional, provincial and federal partners to ensure that the decisions made reflect first and foremost the safety of our members and the wider public. In a public release issued April 3rd, Cycling Canada announced that we would formalize recommendations on April 20th for all events occurring after June 15th. Amidst discussions with our various stakeholders, we feel that the best course of action is to delay this announcement until April 27th in order to have all of the information needed to make an informed decision."
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