Mexico has now entered Phase 3 of their coronavirus lockdown, the federal government’s highest level as the spread of the COVID19 intensifies, with nonessential businesses shuttered, social movement restricted and mass participation events banned – including the UCI Gran Fondo San Luis Potosi.
The World Championship qualifying event planned for 7 June announced cancellation via Facebook :
““🚨❗ IMPORTANT NOTICE ❗🚨 Dear cyclist, the Organizing Committee of UCI Gran Fund San Luis Potosí communicates you by this means that, due to the health crisis currently experiencing in our country, we are forced to postpone our race that would take place from 5 to June 7, 2020.”
In addition to UCI San Luis Potosi (MEX), the UCI has cancelled the other two June World Championship qualifying races – Maraton Franja (SLO) and Gran Fondo Dnipro Race (UKR).
Spain’s only UCI Gran Fondo World Series event, Gran Fondo Ézaro, scheduled for 5 July will also be cancelled and is polling riders about holding the event on 23 August 2020 or 11 July 2021. So far, postponing till 2021 is the more popular option.
It is unclear if the 23 August date would allow riders to qualify for the 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships currently scheduled 9 September in Canada.