The Revised 2020 Mountain Bike Race Calendar

May 26, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  
Thibaut Daprela once again took the top spot in the junior men s race.

COVID-19 has played havoc with the race calendar and we've seen cancellations and postponements aplenty with the season still yet to properly kick-off. To keep it simple, here's the updated calendars with all the dates we know so far.

With no sign of the effects of the pandemic stopping any time soon, we'll keep this page updated as more news comes in:

Enduro
The EWS announced its updated calendar yesterday with four cancelled rounds almost cutting the season in half. The EWS have got ahead of the curve on rearranging events though and, if no more events get cancelled, should have a full calendar for the rest of the year now. Racing will kick off where we finished last year in Zermatt. We then go to Finale Ligure for the Trophy of Nations a month later. There will be 2 more European rounds in October then a trip over to South America for back-to-back races ends the season.

ALN was within 2 seconds of Isabeau after Stage 3 but she would eventually fade back at the end of the day and was overtaken by Nog Korem

30 August Zermatt, Switzerland - Round 1
26/27 September Finale Ligure, Italy - Trophy of Nations
3/4 October Petzen/Jamnica, Austria/Slovenia - Round 2
17/18 October Olargues, France - Round 3
6/7 November Manizales, Colombia - Round 4
14/15 November Farellones, Chile - Round 5



Downhill

Patrick Laffey 2nd in juniors and one of two Canadians on the podium.

Fort William, Losinj and Vallnord have already been cut from the World Cup calendar, leaving us with a 5 venue season. Lenzerheide steps into the calendar to kick off the season on September 5 &6 and there are two doubleheaders at Maribor and Lousa to bring the racing up to 7 rounds in total.

5-6 September Lenzerheide, Switzerland - Round 1
12-13 September Val di Sole, Italy - Round 2
19-20 September Les Gets, France - Round 3
5 - 11 October Leogang, Austria - World Championships
15-18 October Maribor, Slovenia – Round 4 & 5
29 October - 1st November Lousa, Portugal – Round 6 & 7




Cross Country

Back in the top 10 for Emily Batty.

XC riders will have their entire season condensed into a month while the downhill riders will have a bit more leeway and their season will run from September until November. Leogang is still scheduled to host the World Championships but the date has been pushed back from September 5/6 to October 5 -11 and it will now be a double header of XC and downhill.

5-6 September Lenzerheide, Switzerland - Round 1
12-13 September Val di Sole, Italy - Round 2
19-20 September Les Gets, France - Round 3
29 September - 4 October Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic - Round 4&5
5 - 11 October Leogang, Austria - World Championships




The UCI's calendar of all races will be updated here.


129 Comments

  • 124 12
 Shouldn't this just be a blank sheet of paper ?
  • 24 6
 Naw the ruling class told us the the pandemic was over and we needed to get back to work for them.
  • 105 4
 UCI announces plans to pretend racing will still happen in 2020 for the next three months.
  • 15 3
 Tour de France moved to September, but I bet COVID won't be fixed by then.
  • 18 18
 @zoobab2: The world still has to deal with the Bubonic Plague every year, yet somehow we manage to accept the risk. There's no "fixing" a disease like this until we have a vaccine (sometime this year), but I imagine things will return (close) to normal even before that.
  • 14 0
 @DRomy: you're absolutely right. Viruses like this dont go away. People will be getting this for years to come it just will become manageable for the health services rather than the massive spike in cases we have had. Thats the point in lockdowns. Its to delay cases to make it treatable and manageable not for it to suddenly go away.
A vaccine will probably be made and then rolled out every year and given as priority to vulnerable groups.
Swine Flu (H1N1) hasn't gone away and in the UK the vaccine is now included as part of the annual flu jabs elderly and vulnerable are recommended to have.
It's just going to become yet another virus you could potentially get but life will be back to normal and cases massively down.
  • 5 0
 @DRomy: We have a way to cure bubonic plague now.
  • 10 1
 @zoobab2: Send em all to New Zealand? We have 25 cases left nationwide so on track to be safe enough by the dates they have planned.
  • 7 2
 You're delusional if you think there will be a working vaccine with no side effects this year.
  • 1 0
 @Skarhead89: A vaccine or antibody treatment will happen, if not this year then by the beginning of next. Or, just wear a mask and wash your hands.
  • 2 0
 @Skarhead89:

Oh no! We've traded armchair engineers for armchair biologists.

Sorry, just trolling. I respect the plan to cram as much racing in as possible later in the year. Obviously contingent upon a lack of spikes.

But yeah, I probably won't be the first in line for the first vaccine.
  • 1 0
 @Skarhead89: Hell no we aren't going to have a safe and functional vaccine this year. It will be made, but it will also take a lot of time.
  • 34 15
 I doubt any of these events are actually gonna happen. I'm calling that by fall, USA with be back in lock down.
  • 20 23
 what evidence are you going off of to make that claim? It seems like a ballsy prediction.
  • 6 7
 ? Why?
  • 9 1
 @Shafferd912: We simply don't know, but this remains as a certain possibility
  • 4 2
 @Shafferd912: He was being sarcastic Smile
  • 9 1
 sure - we are all waiting for the second wave coming around the globe in 2 -3 months...Frown
  • 1 3
 @richard01: HAha ok. I wasnt sure.
  • 4 2
 Agreed Dr. Fauci has stated more than once that it will likely be seasonal and we are looking at round two in late fall on through the winter.
  • 38 36
 @cxfahrer: Being negative and catastrophic is currently trending. I means it means you care more than this who are hoping for the better and that your are realistic! Thinking it may flat out and be over since asymptomatic cases may be much more than anticipated is borderline reckless and amoral.

So yes, I am waiting for the second wave in 2-3 months, then 3rd wave in December, then 4th in April and we may never get the vaccine. And we will all keep sitting at home and governments will keep paying us to sit at home, yeah, I mean yeah!

I just can’t believe what I am observing, how fkng stupid humans are to submit to stupid politicians who have no bloody clue what they are doing. Yeah stay home! Be a good person! Stay home until people knock on your door asking for food or you have to go out because you are starving. Yes, let’s keep our heads in our asses.
  • 19 13
 @WAKIdesigns: you're an idiot. No one is saying or believing those things. Restrictions have started to loosen but will likely tighten back up this fall because most scientists believe this isn't over yet. Everyone knows and anticipates there will be a vaccine 2nd quarter next year. You're always such an ass.
  • 24 22
 @dbarnes6891: you can put that tone into your bumhole and shake it if it works for you. Please show me data whether we can afford second and third wave of lockdowns?! Fricking naive Anglosaxons thinking care and petting will stop Putin and Xi from making the best out of the situation with zero regard for our and their own population. And even beyond that, Swedish gov doesn’t do lockdown not only from economical reasons but also because keeping people at home makes them sick in all sorts of ways. It’s rather easy to grasp. You are cooking your own populations while half of countries are taking their stats out of their ass. Australia 25mln people, most them live concentrated in big cities. But only 100 deaths due to Covid. A stupid silly game of you know that I know, but this time with Rather dire consequences, risking worldwide power grabs and conflict. Yeah. Keep being a good boy. Just that Russians and Chinese laugh at you for it. Looking forward to that great vaccine. Just stay home! And keep condescending Florida! Yeah
  • 20 3
 @WAKIdesigns: here we have already hit the it could be as low as 60k deaths. The US has several things working against it; population density, unrestricted long distance in country travel, over half the population is over weight, a lot of smokers, aging population in many areas and of course a medical system that can’t keep up and has zero direction at the National level. By the time you account for Trump, 50 state governors, 314 large city mayors, county governments (look at the map of Texas by county!) and then your local town governments, you’ve got whiplash from all the directions everyone wants to go.

Sweden? The 5 boroughs of New York City have 8.4M people in 783.8 square kilometers. Your entire country is 10.3M in 450k square kilometers. It doesn’t really matter what you do, it won’t affect you in the same way it affects my country that has 314 cities of at least 100k people.
  • 3 1
 @richard01: No, I was not. I am serious. Humans will not have a vaccine for, at the very least, another year. They are in trial states now and you have to wait one year to make sure a vaccine doesnt harm anybody. More waves will more than likely spread across the globe before we have a vaccine. Which again, will take more than a year. You dont need to be a public health official to understand this.
  • 21 6
 @WAKIdesigns: @WAKIdesigns: I think you will find that Sweden's approach has been poor. Just going on the numbers posted on the Johns Hopkins counters, Sweden has 20302 confirmed cases, of which 2462 have died...a mortality rate of 12%. Australia on the other hand, that has a semi-lockdown system in place (not as strict as us here in NZ for instance), has 6752 cases of which 91 have died giving a mortality rate of 1.3%. This is 9.2 times less than your own. If you were to bring a per-capita rate into the equation Sweden's numbers compared with Australia are even worse - 2462 people from 10.23mil vs 91 from 24.99mil...Sweden is tracking 11x higher per capita than Australia. If Sweden was anywhere on par with Australia then Sweden should only have had 263 deaths...so what have the other 2100 people died for? A cup of coffee from a barista that was allowed to stay open?

USA, for a point of reference has 1037970 cases with a death toll of 60876 people giving a mortality rate of 5.9%, so not good, but still two times better than Sweden, and I think many people outside (and inside) the USA would consider that they have fumbled the ball with this disease that is untreatable and without a vaccine.

Sweden is proof that if steps such as lock downs were not enacted then the death toll would have been very much higher...USA data alone suggests when compared with Sweden that their death toll would be 1.2 million. Who knows how high the global rate would be.

It is a straw argument to say "oh there has only been so many deaths...it's not as bad as people said it would be"...no, it's not as bad because people took steps to mitigate the crisis (unlike Sweden) and this kept the number down. Prevention is better than cure, and there ain't no cure for COVID-19, yet, if ever (who knows).

The rest of your rant is just jibberish... Razz
  • 12 10
 @WAKIdesigns: I’m with you on this one. Governments are seeing how much freedom their citizens are willing to give up out of fear. Soon there will start to be uprisings from the ones that think for themselves. They’ll be made into examples for the fearful. This is going to end most likely with war in my opinion. Either a civil or something bigger.
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flag WAKIdesigns (Apr 29, 2020 at 22:00) (Below Threshold)
 @handynzl: yeah because we’re all in “achieve lowest mortality rate Olympics” and “who gets better numbers on John Hopkins”. And everyone giving numbers to world meter and John Hopkins is dead honest and tests are perfect... Yhm
  • 9 6
 @C0yotekid: Government should focus on training supporting staff to medical units and produce equipment to be able to take higher load of patients. Survival of the fittest and luckiest is not a good story but so isn’t failing economy, millions of people losing jobs, mortgages not getting paid or country like China increasing its power exponentially.. Europe and US going into second or even third lockdown is insane. It’s about flattening the curve (which Sweden have succeedes to do) not about not getting sick.
  • 3 0
 @WAKIdesigns: is the curve in sweeden flattening though? Not that I really trust any of the numbers out there but it does not look great. Is the answer a lockdown, I think it depends on the region and culture. Here in Spain even with a lockdown it is a shit show but the deaths without one would be pretty catastrophic. Madrid hospitals just about with a lockdown. Regardless of weather races can be held, will athletes from around the world be able to get to them? Personally I am writing this year off and hope for a bit of new normal in 2021.
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 @gringo: doesn’t look good? The curve of new cases is leveling and curve of new deaths is pretty much leveled, with no change in interventions since March. The biggest death toll came feom elderly
Homes because they had a mess with controlling their temporary employees, then from poor neighborhoods with clusters of 5-15 people living in small apartments, all taking big virus load. National epidemiologist is clear about how skewed numbers are in Sweden and pretty much everywhere. Swedish healthcare is overreporting fly, pneumonia and other cardio respiratory fatalities as Covid while it is obvious that many other countries are underreporting and qualifying potential covid deaths as non covid. Sweden reports Only sever cases. For my personal anecdotal experience, I got sick with pretty much all covid symptoms
Including loss of smell and taste despite having zero problems with sinuses. Now almost nobody at work got any synptoms and if we are to believe alarmists, I should have infected half of the office, since I was spreading it at least a week or even three before I got symptoms. So Nobody will tell me that major part of population is not passing it symptom free and majority of those who get symptoms are mild symptoms. If testing was wide spread and common the number of sick vs recovered would go to the deep bottom. Yes it varies between regions, that’s why Swedes are moving seriously sick people from one part of the country to hospitals with much smaller problems. People can volounteer and go for training as medical staff support (it’s not like there’s not enough idel
Hands around) it should be a standard across the globe. It’s not like caring for covid patients while having trained medical staff around requires phd in virology or 10years of work experience in intensive care unit. We MUST be able to cope with increased number of severe cases. We cannot do more lockdowns it is a matter of personal as well as common health, a matter of economical security as well as national security. It was good with most restrictions around the world but it is time to stop bullshitting and take some new decisions to keep the world running. In Sweden We’re not working from work or going out and buy lunches because it’s cool, we are trying to keep this economy running because people without jobs and failing businesses, economic depression is not fun. Many countries have their head in their asses because the recession still hasn’t come yet. Right now they are worrying about their ratings. Yes we are entering the moment where lockdown is a populist move in the same way saying “we have covid under control” was 2 months ago. It is about time to restart, no matter how slowy, but we have to restart, make sure we can support healthcare more and more, so that they can take the second wave + people outside factor, or after the summer we will be in dangerously deep shit. China has capacity to operate without lockdown, no matter how many people are dying. We don’t. Our public opinion won’t take it and our governments, unlike China (for good and bad) have no bigger capacity to control population.
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Maybe not in South Korea.
  • 3 5
 How's US administration and media working with the problems? Drinking Lysol and... UFO, f*cking UFO news! I say it again: U.F.O. news! Let.it.sink.the.fk.in. Like Raegan did in 1980s, it's just that now we should be smarter! Much smarter! This is so ridiculous it is scary. it is dead scary to see most powerful nation on Earth appearing incapable to counter what China can soon become.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsgWSPWX-6A
  • 5 1
 @handynzl: these numbers have been falsified. The amount of people that have contracted covid-19 and recovered are far more than what is being reported, dropping the mortality rate to less than 1% for a number of countries including the USA.
  • 7 4
 @g0shj0sh10: they don’t need to be falsified. No point in going there. Access to testing is limited, as far as I am concerned testing is still not very reliable and reporting varies out of sheer problematic as well as guidelines on what qualifies as covid related death. With eldery, any major infection can be a death sentence, hospital pneumonia, flu. When you are 80+ every death is virtually natural causes.

Same goes for economics. There are always a number of companies who are about to go bust. So if we were to report how many got unemployed or bankrupt due to covid, you will never make an estimate which is not an approximation. People forget that despite what Sweden has done, the pandemic is slowing down. But journos keep asking dumb questions, cherry pick special cases and use it to form a picture of chaos. They the selvea are bloody causing it! It’s preposterous. Fk media and Politics who have zero idea what to do and balls to do anything. Go kill yourselves. Media and politicians have been completely useless. Now we have a huge deal of population that sat at home, rightfully expecting someone to tell them that it made sense in the bigger picture. That it wasn’t for nothing. The first lockdown was a good way to buy time in many areas. But God damn it, when they are saying about 2nd and 3rd lockdown? What the hell?! How is 3-5 months not enough to produxe more equipment and enroll more personel?
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 @WAKIdesigns: no ones even mentioned the African countries , which weren’t in the best state before the covid19 !
You can’t blame the press for asking difficult questions for the politicians to avoid answering , we’ll all end up like Russia !
IMO this will be with us for years and we’ll just have to adapt .
  • 4 3
 @Matt115lamb: there’s a difference between a difficult question and a controversial question. Sensationalism is not exactly a way to make anything else than improve ratings
  • 8 0
 @Matt115lamb: other than a pandemic what else would be in the news to report now days? There’s nothing to create media hype this pandemic isn’t what it was made out to be. There’s no way of really knowing the true spread Of this illness. We don’t know all of the facts and the sensationalism surrounding this crap has everyone globally surrendering their personal freedoms till big government says we’re ok to go about our lives. They say there’s been 3.25 million cases globally now....So this pandemic has infected a total of .041% of the population.... I’d be willing to bet counting the carriers with little to no symptoms that number might double..... again less than 1% of the population. So yes by the numbers there’s a 7% mortality rate.....ok this is known of severe and cases that have shown symptoms and have been tested. We really have zero idea of how many cases there truly is. The fact that we’ve practically shut down the world over this is ridiculous. Is covid bad.....yes.... is it worth destroying life as we know it.....NO!!!! People need to realize this isn’t what it’s made out to be.
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 @Matt115lamb: also was there ever a time when African countries were in a good state? I know one that is in best shape: South Africa, do you want to talk about modernization of the country in the last 200 years? I guess not. How much money are you putting in supporting poor people in African countries? Have you traveled there and volunteered to help? Or are you virtue signaling as usual to get ovation from God only knows who?
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 @scotttherider: Well said and spot on.
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 @WAKIdesigns: well I watch channel 4 news and bbc newsnight and there’re pretty good reporters of factual news , not like the nonsense that comes out Fox News and the likes !
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 @WAKIdesigns: don’t preach me that virtue signalling shit , how many poor people have you homed ?
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 @Matt115lamb: what?! So you are meta virtuing me now? It’s not me saying “what about Africa?” You did it. I give as mich damn about whole Africa as I do about Belarus, Nepal or Saudi Arabia. Virtually zero.
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 @WAKIdesigns: you might not care about anyone bar you’re little wakiworld but I and people do . I know people whom have died from this and have family members working in hospitals and it’s pretty grim ! There’s no one right way to get this sorted as every country does what they think is best (we hope) .
My partner is African and has family there so yes I do know a little about things there !
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 @Matt115lamb: You are childish, you backpedaled in the last sentence like a teenager after shouting at his dad. Keep clenching to your life by holding the breath. Lock yourself like a coward so that you don’t sneeze. Because people like me care about long term wellbeing of everyone on the planet because soon there will be no gov daddy paying you money so that you can buy food to put into your mouth.
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 @WAKIdesigns: you’re as deluded as I thought , you know absolutely nothing about me and making stupid assumptions says it all
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 @Matt115lamb: my wife just lost an aunt to this. She also had respiratory issues and could have died from pneumonia or the flu...big freaking whoop... this is an issue slightly more pressing than the flu and the world doesn’t shut down over that. BBC is just a skewed as every other news agency buddy. Hate to break it to you. If you were to spark a discussion with people at the agency I guarantee they’ll have a biased view one way or another. Drink your damned koolaid and trust your government and wait for the segregation and “quarantine camps” fall in line and best of luck to you and yours buddy!
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 @scotttherider: we’ll see further down the road how bad this is . I disagree about the bbc news , as a whole they might be left leaning but most journalists are good and ch4 news is well respected .
I’m absolutely no fan of our gov and they need hard questions all the time , nothing wrong with that . Atm there ain’t much we can do but abide by they’re rules then when we get over this hold them to account ! You do what you gotta do buddy !
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 @Matt115lamb: so basically you came here to represent a particular News channel?! Please, can you leave the room? adults are talking Big Grin
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 @WAKIdesigns: you started the media bashing and I just stated they’re not all bad ! You and your US buddies can go plan an uprising , I’m leaving :l
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 @Matt115lamb: I will say at least in the US if groups plan uprisings with well regulated militias maybe folks will finally understand why we had 2nd amendment rights and fought to keep them.... as far as planning uprisings I have no plans of that. Just to make a stand and protect my family if they try to mess with us.
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 @scotttherider: can I please be dis-associated with this thread?? You idiots are blowing up my Dashboard
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 @Shafferd912: then delete the notification and don’t click on it f*ckstick.
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 @marqueski: @Shafferd912: agreed, I was making a joke based on trump's I was being sarcastic comments.
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 @WAKIdesigns: USA owning every country in the World since forever and continuing to do so
Poor little Sweden lol
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 @glen-allaire: we own everywhere?!
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 @WAKIdesigns: It’s sad to say, but most people in US and UK are sheep. The world has been fugazi’d! This is a financial grab nothing else. It’s actually very easy to discern what’s going on. Here is So Cal people are out and about and media poetry people dying in streets, simply not true. I work for a nonprofit in Orange County CA, I know for certain groups of homeless people have been tested and most have tested positive with no symptoms. The question is if this was truly a deadly pandemic then why are we not seeing homeless people dying in every city? .04% is fatality rate world wide. Use statistics and common sense to battle this. Turn of MSM they’re scaring you on purpose.
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 @SundayVans: I sympathize with healthcare workers. But I have a hard time sympathizing with people scared of this thing. Being scared is a value these days. When I got quite sure I got it due to awkward symptoms I have never experienced, such as muscle aches all over the body as well as lost of taste and smell deapite having clear nose and sinuses, then being tired and dizzy as if I had a concussion, all accompanied with coughing out yellow shit from my lungs, I wasn’t scared for a minute. Ehy the fk would I? There are no medals for overcoming Covid for fks sake. And people called me a psycho for that. So many people dhing bladi bla. But people these days want medals and prizes for being concerned. They are more into showing concern (Like lamb up there) that they are into doing anything. People changed manning up and macho profile into total woose. Weakness is a virtue. Can you fkng believe?! There are people like this lamb dude or roadstain who openly claim which party or news channel they belong to and consider it to be a sufficient proof of what they are saying is true! Oh. Lamb dude is right because he heard X thing on BBC so it must be true. Holy sht... I am with Eric Weinstein on this, it is time to end the nap. We’re in a bloody nap. Everyone’s pretending they are doing something important. Then it’s also worth to mention Adam Curtis and his work, which just cannot be more right in the bullseye. Hyper normalization all the way.
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 @SundayVans:
@WAKIdesigns: Thank you both for bringing facts and insight to this instead of fear and media bias. I’m saddened that people don’t do research into things and accept the hype that we’re all in grave danger. The fact the majority do this now has me more and more worried for my kids generation. 1984 is upon us. Big brother is coming into our homes.
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 @scotttherider: It was a joke. Have a nice day!
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 @Shafferd912: I apologize for being short. My patience for thin skinned people is growing shorter and shorter through all of this.
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 @scotttherider: I can agree. Also, the average PinkBike commenter is pretty rash...... Smile
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 Marqueski is saying that because nothing has changed except for the fact that the virus is now everywhere just waiting for new hosts. The two things keeping case numbers down in US are stay at home orders and the lack of testing which is skewing the numbers. Open up and party on which so many of my fellow citizens are hankering to do... well that has potential to lead to an even worse situation. Yes my business has been closed for over six weeks. I’ve received a whopping $1000 in aid so far and haven’t paid rent or mortgage. It’s still not worth dying for.
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 @fattyheadshok: that sucks about the aid. I still have the text from the PA governor that I’m part of a life sustaining business....I’m currently working in South Dakota and live in Oregon. My companies based in York however. Best of luck to you staying at home and hope for the best in regards to the back payments for rent and mortgage owed.
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 @Shafferd912: sarcasm doesn’t translate well to text either....
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 @scotttherider: Thats a fact
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 @WAKIdesigns: assuming again , I’ve never mentioned which party ever as it’s changes and have just said most journalists for these organisations are legit . Adam Curtis sounds an interesting guy unlike the depressed sad you ! It’s Matt btw
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 @fattyheadshok: dying for? Sorry your chance of dying from it is at best 1% unless you know you are in the risk group. Sorry mate you are rather short sighted. This is soon World War 3, itynust that it’s not fought with planes and battleships, it’s fought with money, and China has a good chance of getting ahead of everybody. Mainly because they don’t have too many snowflakes and gov has more power. Staying home is worth crap if Our govs are not boostig healthcare with equipment and personel to make it possible for everyone To go out ASAP. We are slowly running out of comfort of choice whether to stay at home or not. You’ll br singing a different song when people will be buying out tactical jackets and ammo instead of toilet paper.
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 @WAKIdesigns: To late for that Waki.... your hard pressed to find .223/5.56 nato ammo in the states.
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 @Matt115lamb: me sad and depressed? Keep filling the blanks in the picture, just be sure you are not painting yourself
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 @WAKIdesigns: your the self acclaimed artist mate !
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 @Matt115lamb: I think Waki is an artist on the keyboard.
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 Late to the discussion here.

Are we gonna shut the world down every time someone gets a runny nose? Quite possibly seeing how sheeple have been so easily cajoled into submission on this occasion.

It's not as bad as it's being made out to be and if it is, isolate the vulnerable and let the rest of us get on with it.

I wash my hands and don't go around coughing or sneezing on people. I'll take my chances!
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 @excavator666: thank you sooooo much for this!!! Better late than never!
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 @excavator666: there’s always some unfortunate fks like Milano or New York, or in Swedish scale Stockholm. But damn, it’s enough to limit travel and close down mass events fir some time. Shutting down economy is ridiculous.
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 @handynzl: Dr. John Ioannidis conducted a study in Santa Clara County California. According to it the real amount of infected people seems to be 50 to 85 times higher than we initially thought. Data suggest that more than 80% of those who get in contact with the virus don’t show any symptoms. The supposed mortality rate in Sweden you’re speaking of does not take into account all the untested asymptomatic. What really matters is that, without locking people up in their homes, Sweden only has approximately 4000 deaths in total on a population of 10 m people. We are told that without lockdowns we would have 10 times the number of deaths worldwide. I say bullshit. Sweden is the proof of that. Plenty of world renowned epidemiologists say that as well. Search for Dr. Knut Wittkowsky’s study on the Covid pandemic and look at his conclusions.
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 @ghirox85: Swedish numbers are skewed numbers, everyone making them says it. But are less skewed than countries who miraculously have very few deaths and cases. They just said that they estimate that only 10-20% of Swedes had Covid. They expected it to be 50% at that point. Bummers, Covid didn't deliver. Or tests are worth crap. They say we need tests, more reliable tests. What for?! To get even more skewed numbers? Even more confusion? Even more insecurity on personal level as well as economic? The economic ones for Sweden was I think -7% to -30%. Again...
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 @dbarnes6891: calling someone an idiot for pointing out the obvious economic damage shutting down has created is gaslighting sir, anyone with a diffrent opinion these days gets beat down.. my country is moving in a incredibly authoritarian direction.
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 @ghirox85: hey they both have some interesting perspective videos on YouTube.
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 @moondustdictator: it’s been there for a long time. Strange how the biggest jumps have been under Republican presidents... yet that’s opposite the right wing narrative.
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 @DHhack: I would have to disagree.. The current climate of division, censorship, and overall triggeredness was born during the Obama era. It seems to me the push toward a more authoritarian society is being spearheaded by the dems. Coming from someone who has never voted republican but is gonna have a really hard time voting blue in November.
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 @moondustdictator: you are doing it now. You are doing yourself. You are criticizing real life and cyber space actions of people, without giving a vision of alternative in reality. It’s not a critique of you, it’s a critique of us all

Trump won an online game to rule in reality, he used all The best tools while all comedians, actors, celebrities fooled themselves with their high fly values, laughing at him, when game was lost since his opponent was a Woman representing rotten normality everyone got fed up with. If it was at least a guy, Trump would possibly loose. But it was a Woman, instant connotation to triggericons. Instead of acting like triggasauruses would expect, treating her with respect as a woman, he just shat all over her, he just slapped them in the face. And all toomany people loved it! Finally end of bullshit, sacrum has been desecrated. He used all triggasauruses, he gave them food to babble about irrelevant stuff, winning more and more souls, rallied up people annoyed with trigger culture and status quo. From perspective of time the only strange thing is that Trump won with such little margin. Ha ha ha trump is stupid, he said this and that ha ha ha - no you are stupid! You just played his game. The only weapon against him is ignoring him and imagining new future with zero reference to Him and his predecessors. Because that is exactly what Trump did. He made something completely new and it for normalized populace, it was exciting.

What trump did, like no one before, he showed us that intellect, like everything, has limitations. You can’t smart talk yourself into success. You’ll get lunched by an idiot and he’ll make many laugh at you for it.
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 @moondustdictator: you converting to the darkside?!
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 @moondustdictator: Brady Bill. Patriot Act. Today’s mess. All large departures from the previous overreaches. All signed off with a Republican in office. All demanded by large swaths of the public regardless of political affiliation that was then later revised to be due to the deep state or whatever bs people are peddling these days.

People used to understand the concept of click bait online, their brains have petrified to the point of just clicking and getting angry. The google ad analytics make sure you only see the stuff that gets you mad and keeps you clicking away and making them money.

What was born during the Obama era was spreading personal toxic political beliefs online to a broad general audience. People didn’t suddenly change and become more racist or more apt to clutch their pearls in righteous indignation. Instead of telling your little group of 10 in the real world you can be amplified to potentially thousands or millions online. What used to be pamphlets and mailers is now Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or some other platform.
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 @DHhack: Very true bush did use 9/11 to eavesdrop on all telephone chatter and internet history gathering with the patriot act. I think moondust is pointing more to the dems wanting to use this platform to push their socialistic agenda of everyone being equals.
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 Can you just shut up for a week or so. @WAKIdesigns:
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 @scotttherider: I’m just saying both parties are complicit. Until money is involved we are supposed to be equal. That’s obviously not the case, and I don’t see anything wrong with wanting that. Again, not talking about the redistribution of wealth or the elimination of money altogether. That’sa different topic and one neither side has been consistent on in the last decade or so.
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 @DHhack: Very well said. It seems that these days everything is black and white and if you pick a side(much like wheel sizes) you pick one and be a dick about it. I like that you very much appear to bring a non-biased view to the picture and point out the flaws on both sides. We need more people like yourself this day in age.
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 @DHhack: Definitely dont disagree with you there, media platforms have gotten so out of hand on all sides I cant listen to anything that isn't independent. Bush and his administration started an illegal war filled with illegal war crimes. However I have issues with Obama's foreign policy particularly with Syrian drone strikes and how he handled the great recession in 08. Trump has blood on his hands too... My point really on authoritarianism is that these days everyone is so divided on views that everything out of a persons liberal or conservative view is just insulting and will not be talked about, and I think that started before 2016. The term misinformation really means censorship and I think thats a slippery slope also.
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 @moondustdictator:
@DHhack: This has been one of the more constructive threads I’ve been on as far as discussions go.
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 Serious question, is there any incentive for the host resorts to put on these events with no spectators?

Even when stay at home restrictions are lifted, I would be very surprised to see events with thousands of spectators as soon as August.
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 Dunno about others, but MSA race is part of a large festival. the province of Quebec is starting to re-open some operations next week, some retail, manufacturing and, surprisingly, public elementary schools are restarting May 11. I can't see large gatherings being allowed by then, nor can I see a way to run that festival or parts of it without fans. But it's hard to predict Quebec bureaucracy... this is a government that is pretty laissez-faire when it comes to risk and liability but also has language police who fine businesses that don't follow the French-first legislation.
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 No problem for Red Bull TV ...
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 There isn't. They might as well just have 10 races at windrock
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 The only incentive is money. There’s no money in ppv mtb I’d wager.
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 i honestly thought italy and france would be scratched out ( along with the rest of the stops ) and only mount-sainte-anne was going forward to give away rainbow stripes - and that'll be a wrap for 2020 - not wishing that in any sense - just wasn't having any expectations

things look sorta promising at the moment in portugal - but depends on how the portuguese people will behave during the phases to lift restrictions - starting this saturday - president reminded the country that if we drop the ball we're back to lockdown

with the rest europe slowly opening in the next couple weeks, we can only hope all these will go forward
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 Swiss authorites just announced this afternoon, that no event with more than 1000 people will be possible until the end of August....bye bye EWS round 1 !
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 I also doubt the XC WC Round 1 in Lenzerheide is gonna happen on 15/16 august with less than 1000 spectators …
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 They just cancelled the whole enduro season. I also seriously doubt any of these events will take place in Switzerland this year
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 People are f-ing deluded

Benefit culture in this country, people thinking the government can just pay the wages 14b a month for ever.....

Protect the vulnerable and get back to work, pay your taxes and get things moving, otherwise a shed load more vulnerable are going to end up dead in the coming years.

As for this news, fantastic, the race teams, employees, the racers, the industry can all start making money. People forgetting that this is peoples livelihoods right?
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 If by some miracle these events do go ahead it's going to be pretty harsh for athletes from countries where the borders are closed. Racers from countries such as Australia and NZ are unlikely to be allowed to leave their countries, and if they do they're probably going to run into problems when they want to return. IMO any overall placings would be pretty meaningless in this scenario.
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 I think how bad all this is it might end out to be interesting. You we have all these pros stuck at home posting crazy work outs and skills seasons. All these people getting time to practice and workout in a way thay did not have time to before. Then put a reduced season the riding and action should be amazing
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 If it does go ahead (big if), first to call: Bruni (Mont-Sainte-Anne,, Loegang & Val di Sole) with Amaury Pierron taking Les Gets. those Instagram training vids making Loic look unstoppable Wink
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 World shuts down because of a virus that kills maybe 0.02% of population infected. Meanwhile, car wrecks, suicide, obesity, medical malpractice and murder with blunt objects? NBD.
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 Oh those poor bikes will get to know what heavy rain and hail is for real in Lousã... It will be real fun to watch though.

But, and with some luck, it can be cancelled due to wildfires or the risk of occurrence...
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 Sure, this is the calendar. I’ll wait for the edited version in a months time.
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 And we thought last years UCI World Champs was in a weird place in the schedule...
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 @ code26 Agreed. It's just plain stupid to put it anywhere but the last event, when everybody has nothing to lose and are willing to go all out, instead of the front runners playing it a little cautious for the overall.
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 Just move the whole thing down to NZ/Australia.

We pretty much got rid of most of the virus, just need to quarantine for two weeks otw in....
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 The is no Calendar.
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 This. France, for example, won't allow events until at least October with over 5000 people. So yeah.
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 Whats the incentive for venues to pay the UCI thousands to host the events if they cant have crowds nor media rights
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 Thats optimistic about the international travel events. I hope it works out.
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 UCI DH European Cup, Canada guest country
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 Anybody know about the US CYCLING mtnb nationals in Winter Park scheduled for July 6th?
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 Just received usa cycling's email which reads "originally postponed - likely cancellation." It says the next communication will be out on 5/15.
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 I’m gonna be hosting a Social Distancing Dirt Jump Jam at my house, you’re all invited. Bring your own beer
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 Oh look, my facebook feed.
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 Did they announce how they will run qualifying for Worlds?
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 they use STRAVA to see who is KOM and then they send you a COVID-Test to proove you could go there...
So non of the riders will be able to travel.

I guess I just won the fantasy league Wink
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 Will there be spectators allowed at any events if they actually go ahead
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 I doubt it.
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 Merritt Crown endurance XC race postponed to September 26
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 I guess this comment thread proves that trolls really exist in Sweden...
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 As long as the Swedish Bikini Team is safe is all that matters!!
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 XCO racers must wear full face helmets with air filters!
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 2020 Zwift World Cup brought to you by Lysol Energy.
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 Safety comes first.

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