The organisers of the Maribor World Cup have confirmed the event will now take place in August due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The race will now run on August14-15, making it the fourth round of the series, sitting between Les Gets at the start of July and Lenzerheide in early September.
The revised calendar will now be:Round 1:
22-23 May - Fort William, UK Round 2:
12-13 June - Leogang, AustriaRound 3:
03-04 July - Les Gets, FranceRound 4:
14-15 August - Maribor, SloveniaWorld Championships:
24-29 August - Val Di Sole Round 5:
04-05 September - Lenzerheide, SwitzerlandRound 6:
18-19 September - Snowshoe, USA
The Maribor World Cup will be postponed from its April date due to the effects of Coronavirus.
The event was originally scheduled to open the season on 24-25 April this year but we have since been told this date will no longer be possible. Slovenia has recorded a total of 193,000 cases of COVID-19 with 3,878 deaths. The country currently has a number of border restrictions in place, a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people and a curfew in place from 9 pm to 6 am.
The UCI and Maribor are expected to make an announcement on Monday with a new date for the event that is expected to be sometime in August.
With rider safety paramount at any event, we commend this tough decision by the Maribor organisers and look forward to the race when it happens later in the season. We will update this story with the new date when we hear it.More follows