Tour Down Beneath: Australian occasion cancelled for second yr working

Organisers will host Santos Competition of Biking rather than the Tour Down Beneath

Australia’s Tour Down Beneath has been cancelled for the second yr in a row due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Restrictions in Australia made it troublesome for groups to journey to the occasion, which was as a result of be a part of the boys’s UCI World Tour and girls’s UCI Professional Tour.

The Tour Down Beneath is historically the primary Tour race of the season.

“We’ve got absolutely explored all avenues,” organisers Occasions South Australia stated in a press release.

“However sadly in the long run it was the border closures and quarantine necessities for greater than 400 those that make up the worldwide groups that proved to nonetheless be too troublesome to beat.”

Organisers stated they’ll as a substitute maintain a home occasion known as Santos Competition of Biking from 21-29 January in Adelaide and South Australia.

The cancellation comes on the day it was determined Sunday’s Nationwide Rugby League closing between Penrith Panthers and South Sydney Rabbitohs could be performed in entrance of a decreased crowd of 39,000 in Brisbane, due to new restrictions in Queensland.

And it follows the calling off of England’s netball’s tour to Australia, additionally due to restrictions making it logistically troublesome.

In cricket, the England males’s Check staff is ready to study the touring situations for the Ashes in Australia on the finish of this week. The gamers will then have the weekend to resolve on their participation within the collection, which begins on 8 December.

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