2021 Oceania Cycling Championships Put On Hold

Feb 5, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
Oceania MTB Champs - Dunedin 2018

The Oceania Cycling Confederation has put the 2021 Oceania Cycling Championships on hold until further notice because of the continuing global pandemic.

Despite the Oceania Cycling Championships usually taking place within the first few months of the year, the Oceania Cycling Confederation (OCC) has decided to delay the 2021 event until they can safely organise the races. Following a meeting with stakeholders, Federal and State Governments and health authorities, the OCC concluded that without a Pacific travel bubble the championships could not be held.

Currently, there is no date set for when the Oceania Cycling Championships could take place. But the OCC says in their press release they are continuing to work with each cycling federation involved to try and hold the event later this year.

bigquotesThe OCC’s priority is the safety of all participants and communities involved in the championships as well as ensuring athletes from across the Oceania region have equal and fair access to compete. The OCC continues to work with AusCycling, Cycling New Zealand, pacific region Member Federations and all stakeholders on options for the Championships to be held later in the year. OCC

bigquotesWhile the Oceania Cycling Confederation is disappointed not to be announcing and holding the Oceania Championships series over the coming months it was a necessary decision based about the opportunity for athletes to participate, and the health and safety of all Championship participants.

"We express our thanks to AusCycling, Cycling New Zealand, Pacific Members, governments and partner organisations for exploring every possible option to hold the Championships across road, track, BMX and mountain bike disciplines and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.
Tracey Gaudry, OCC President



5 Comments

  • 3 0
 Given that, as riders we love to go with the flow, this is another of those times when the flow's not great but it's all we have so ride it anyway we can.
  • 1 1
 No, people from all parts of the world are disheartened to see female sport being ruined in New Zealand.
  • 7 10
 Queue overseas pinkbike commenters blaming it on Kate scaring away all women...
  • 7 3
 Why would you even bring up Kate in this instance? Leave her alone.
  • 2 1
 @Larkey1: Because it seems to be all that can be commented by north american riders atm when it comes to events down here

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