Havana, Aug 14 - The 2020 road cycling world championships were canceled by restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Switzerland.
The government of that European country forces a mandatory quarantine on all travelers arriving from 45 countries and will not allow events of more than a thousand people until September 30, according to the As site.
Faced with such impediments, and with the impossibility of achieving flexibility on the part of the Swiss government, the UCI and the Organizing Committee have taken the decision to suspend it.
“We are sad and disappointed. We have worked hard for more than two years to offer a magnificent event on an extraordinary circuit. Despite the limitations caused by the pandemic, we continue working with the same passion to be able to play the championships, which would have been remembered for their sporting value, but also the beauty of our cantons ”, noted Grégory Devaud and Alexandre Debons, co-chairs of the organizing committee .
They added that "we are aware that the national and global health situation requires precautionary measures and our thoughts are with all those affected by this virus."
In that same press release, the UCI confirms that it will now work to find an alternative project, always in Europe.
The highest body of world cycling also states that it will make a final decision, not after September 1. (Text and photo: JIT)