Lenzerheide XC World Cup Postponed

May 1, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  
Rissveds leads the women off the line.

Lenzerheide has become the latest World Cup XC round to be affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. The Swiss venue was only scheduled to hold an XC event this year after also hosting dh events for the past five years.

The event was originally scheduled for 14 to 16 August and a new date is being sought "if conditions allow". The race season is now down to 3 confirmed rounds and will kick off in Mont Sainte Anne on August 22/23. The revised calendar can be found here.

Press Release: UCI

Due to the current pandemic (Covid-19) linked to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) must announce that the fourth round of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, due to take place in Lenzerheide (Switzerland) from 14 to 16 August, will not take place on these scheduled dates.

This decision of the organisers is in line with the current Swiss Federal provisions regarding the organisation of mass events. The UCI supports this decision, which contributes to the protection of the health of riders, everyone involved in the event and fans, and aims to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

The UCI and the Organising Committee will work together to set a new date, if conditions allow.

The UCI shares the disappointment of the mountain bike community following the decision to postpone the Lenzerheide event and would like to thank the organisers for their cooperation in this difficult situation, as well as the riders, teams and all parties involved for their understanding.


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25 Comments

  • 19 1
 Breaking news: 2020 Cancelled
  • 6 1
 Fox is a good example for that, they showed up with the 2021 stuff just a few weeks after 2020 f*cked up
  • 1 0
 Thanks 2020 for being a real asshole!
  • 13 0
 How about we get new of races that are actually going to happen. At this point its safe to think all are canceled until otherwise advised.
  • 5 2
 Zwift is happening Smile
  • 3 0
 @Jacquers: I’m thinking many Zwift users will not go terra firma again
  • 8 0
 No one cares at this point I’m just expecting the whole year to be called off
  • 10 4
 I care.
  • 8 1
 Just pull the bandaid off and cancel everything. Then if they change their mind let us know that news. I’m waiting for rampage to get canceled at this rate.
  • 4 0
 Every World Cup is organized by separate entities, all of whom have already invested enormous amounts of time and money into these events at this point in time. So, if there's even a slight chance that things do get better later this summer and some events can go forward, I doubt that these organizers will just cancel everything because some people online are concerned about what they're going to do with their Saturday mornings this summer. 3 World Cups is better than no World Cups, am I right?
  • 1 0
 @AntoineCaron: late summer into fall Europe will be facing wave 2, its wishful thinking
  • 1 0
 @AntoineCaron: I here you that 3 world cups is better than 1 but like I said just cancel them all then make us all have orgasms from shear excitement if they change their minds! On another posting I saw someone say just do a dozen stops in 2021! I like the sound of that!
  • 7 0
 Holy shit no way...
  • 5 0
 All cancelled races moved to Fontana for winter series throwdown?
  • 2 0
 I would say uci!s system is definitely broken if they are not holding a dh race on the same weekend with a suitable track in place.
  • 2 0
 I agree with everyone else, just tell us when something is happening and perhaps give a weekly update on whats happening instead of whenever something happens.
  • 2 0
 The 2021 season is in jeopardy as well.. few professional trade teams will likely have the budget to support a team. Especially on the road
  • 1 1
 Everything should just be cancelled. IF any races happen, it wont be a fair field as many athletes are in various degrees of lockdown, and training is nowhere near the level it should be for WORLD CUP level events. UCI just cancel the series already.
  • 3 0
 FFS just scrap the whole year
  • 2 0
 Dont give up please, lets remain positive
  • 3 0
 Cancel this madness and start living!
  • 1 0
 How about the fact that the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS are cancelled. Surprised this hasnt been up on PB yet.
  • 2 0
 Not trying to troll you, it's been up for a couple days:
www.pinkbike.com/news/albstadt-xc-world-championships-cancelled.html
  • 1 0
 2020 is turning out to be like a M$ product. Full of Bugs and in dire need of a reboot.
  • 5 5
 Cancel this China-virus.

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