The last remaining UCI Gran Fondo World Series race of the decimated 2020 season has been cancelled.
UCI Samcheok Gran Fondo in South Korea was originally scheduled for April, but moved to July due to COVID-19.
With domestic COVID-19 infections re-surging in South Korea, as well as cancellation of the 2020 Gran Fondo World Championships, the organizer, XCWORKS, announced their decision via email.
“Though we have kept paying attention to the situation of the domestic COVID-19 infection, we finally decided to postpone the event as sudden mass infections keep happening around the country. We didn’t want our participants to face the danger of mass infection, so please under-stand our decision,” XCWORKS.
The race will return in 2021 on 1 May, once again, as a UCI Gran Fondo World Championship qualifying race.
In total, 24 of 30 races that make up the 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Series have been cancelled due to COVID-19, including the Gran Fondo World Championships
Pending UCI approval, the following 2021 season UCI Gran Fondo World Series races have already confirmed dates:
10/03/2020 Granfondo Banja Luka Banja Luka, BIH
11/08/2020 Amy’s Granfondo Lorne, AUS
04/11/2021 Tour de Brisbane Brisbane, AUS
05/01/2021 Around Samcheok Sam Cheok City, KOR
05/16/2021 Cheaha Challenge Jacksonville, USA
05/29/2021 Schleck Granfondo Mondorf Les Bains, LUX
06/06/2021 Tour Cambridgeshire Peterborough, UK
07/11/2021 Granfondo Ezaro Ezaro, ESP
07/11/2021 Charly Gaul Trento, ITA
Aug/Sept 2021 UCI World Championships Banja Luka, BIH