Coronavirus claims another high-profile victim in the form of the Mont Sainte Anne World Cup, bringing its 27 year run to an end.
For the first time since 1993, the Canadian venue of Mont Sainte Anne will not host a World-level mountain bike event, with the news that the organisers have cancelled both the downhill and cross country races.
Due to the current pandemic (Covid-19) linked to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) must announce that the fifth round of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, which was to take place in Mont-Sainte-Anne (Canada) from 21 to 23 August, has been cancelled at the request of its organisers.
The UCI and the organisers cooperated throughout the process, initially seeking a postponement of the event, before resorting to taking the difficult decision to cancel the UCI World Cup stopover. The UCI shares the disappointment of the cross-country and downhill community, and acknowledges the concerted efforts made by the organiser Gestev, Canada’s National Federation for cycling and the local authorities in these difficult circumstances.