Posted by Editor on 03/11/22
After 19 years, the UCI-sanctioned Tour de Delta has been cancelled. Part of the BC Superweek, the Delta city council voted unanimously to cancel the event for this year, citing financial and logistical challenges.
According to local news source Vancouver is Awesome:
Parks director Carmen Gonzalez said the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the cancellation of BC Superweek and the Tour de Delta in 2020 and 2021 due to local limitations prohibiting large gatherings and the restrictions around travel that impacted athletes in the cycling community.
"While public health restrictions for events and gatherings were lifted on Feb. 17, 2022, a variety of logistical challenges and risks still exist regarding reinstating a typical Tour," said Gonzalez.
Gonzalez said in 2019, the net actual cost for the Tour de Delta was $300,000, with approximately $450,000 of expenses and $150,000 of revenue, which included a grant from the Federal Government to support the UCI-sanctioned event.
Download the Council report.
|Return to Canadian Cyclist homepage | Back to Top|