Despite forming part of the revised World Cup season
published a fortnight ago, Val di Sole has now cancelled both the World Cup XC and DH rounds that were due to take place in September. The 4X World Championships that were due to be held on the same weekend have also been cancelled.
Val di Sole is in the Trentino province of Northern Italy, a region that was hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 virus. As a result, the local authorities have banned all major mass gatherings with estimated attendance in excess of 1000 spectators where social distancing cannot be guaranteed until October 15, well after the set date for the event.
Both XC and downhill racers will return to Val di Sole next year as it is the host of the 2021 mountain bike World Championships. The revised dates for 2020 races are below.