Posted by Editoress on 03/9/21
Note: Below is an update from the initial report
Five national-level domestic events from the first six months were not included in the announcement; the Canada Cup XCO races at Mont Tremblant (May 29-30), Baie St Paul (June 4-6) and Canmore (June 18-20), and Canada Cup BMX competitions at Drummondville (June 19-20) and Haut-Richelieu (June 26-27). While they are still on the schedule, we have been told by a source that the XCO events are 'tentative' and likely to be postponed or cancelled. The BMX events, after running successfully last season with strict distancing protocols, are more likely to run.
Cycling Canada has announced that all national level domestic events have been either cancelled or postponed for the first half of this year, due to the ongoing pandemic. This is no surprise, given the travel advisories and differing lockdown restrictions across the country. As of today, Cycling Canada has confirmed the postponement or cancelation of the below-listed events (note: some were previously announced):
• Western Track Challenge - Burnaby, BC
• Challenge Gary Longhi (of the Défi Sportif AlterGo) - Montréal, QC
• Chrono Féminin de la Gatineau & Tour de Gatineau - Gatineau, QC
• Delta Road Race - Delta, BC
• Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix - Vancouver, BC
• SilverStar Canada Cup DH - SilverStar Mountain Resort, BC
• Enduro World Series Whistler - Whistler, BC
• Day of the Hour - Milton, ON
• Canadian Track Championships (U17/Junior/Para) - Milton, ON
• Tour de Beauce - St. Georges, QC (rescheduled to September 15-19, 2021)
• Panorama Canada Cup DH - Panorama Mountain Resort, BC (reschedule to July 19-21, 2021)
• Canadian Road Championships (Elite/Junior/Para) - St. Georges, QC
• Whistler Canada Cup XCO - Whistler, BC
In the coming weeks, Cycling Canada will work to consult directly with local organizing committees with events remaining on the calendar, including those who have chosen to postpone. Following those consultations, a subsequent Event Status release will be issued in early May to provide further clarity on the 2021 events calendar moving forward.
Within the May communication will be a clear outline of all re-scheduled dates, as well as those events who have chosen to proceed with their original dates. In the meantime, please note that all events remaining on the national calendar will remain tentative as the global pandemic continues to evolve. For a complete, up-to-date list of cancelled or postponed events on the national calendar, please consult the Event Status Updates page, updated daily.
Cycling Canada would like to take this opportunity to once again commend our dedicated local organizing committees who continue to weather this storm with a tremendous amount of optimism and regard for public safety. We remain committed to providing the Canadian cycling community the opportunity to once again attend and participate in organized cycling events, and look forward to that reality in 2021.
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