Ottawa, ON (July 31, 2020) – As the 2020 calendar year continues to progress, Cycling Canada and our provincial and territorial cycling associations continue to make decisions in the interest of ensuring a safe sporting environment for our members and participants at all levels and in all parts of the country. As a result of continuously evolving public health guidelines, Cycling Canada, the Fédération québécoise des sports cyclistes and the Corporation du Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Elite/Junior/Para Canadian Road Championships, after originally postponing the event. The Canadian Road Championships for Masters had previously been cancelled in late May in conjunction with the Appalachian Classic organizers.
“We recognize that event cancellations such as these may disappoint those who have been hoping for a sense of normalcy that would have been brought by the resumption of national and international racing,” said Mathieu Boucher, Cycling Canada’s Head of Development & Operations. “That being said, our priority remains the safety of our members and communities. We are still assessing the feasibility of hosting the Canadian Track & Cyclo-cross Championships, while remaining fully aware that the current public health restrictions with regards to travel and social distancing may impact our ability to host these events.”
Cycling Canada will continue to monitor the feasibility of the remaining events on our calendar and aim to announce final decisions regarding the 2020 Canadian Track and Cyclo-cross Championships before the end of September.
For an up-to-date list of cancelled or postponed events on the national calendar, please consult the event list on the Cycling Canada website. For more information regarding Cycling Canada recommendations, please consult our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions.