2020 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup: Maribor (Slovenia) postponed, Losinj (Croatia) cancelled

Mar 20, 2020, 17:25 PM

Due to the current pneumonia epidemic (Covid-19) linked to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) must announce that the second round of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup which was to take place in Maribor, Slovenia, on 2 and 3 May will not take place on the scheduled dates, and that the third stop in Losinj (Croatia), scheduled for 9 and 10 May has been cancelled at the request of the organisers.

In light of the current situation, the UCI fully supports the fact that the running of the events would have potentially presented a health risk to riders, to everyone involved in the event and to fans, and could have contributed to the spread of Covid-19.

The new date of the Maribor leg will be announced by the UCI, in consultation with the organising committee, on due course.

The UCI shares the disappointment of the mountain bike community after the decision made to cancel the Losinj event and would like to thank both organising committees for their cooperation in this difficult situation, as well as the riders, teams and all parties involved for their understanding.