Bad news keeps rolling out for the 2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Series and Gran Fondo World Championship scheduled in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Due to current coronavirus restrictions, organiser Activate Cyprus has made the sad decision to cancel the UCI Cyprus Gran Fondo.

“We know that this will be a big disappointment for many but we believe this is the right decision,” Activate Cyprus announced in a press release.

The UCI Gran Fondo World Championship qualifying event held on the island of Cyprus was originally scheduled 28 March in Paphos, but was postponed until 25 April before being cancelled completely.

Also, UCI Gran Fondo Rio in Brazil has been postponed due to a highly contagious coronavirus variant tearing through the country.

“The organization of the UCI Gran Fondo Rio 21 concluded that the postponement is the most rational and safest decision for this moment,” the promoter wrote on social media.

UCI Gran Fondo Rio has set a tentative 1 August date to hold the race, only four weeks before the 2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Riders finishing in the top 20% of their category at the Rio race will qualify to attend the World Championships.

Only two months into the 25 race UCI Gran Fondo World Series scheduled, 8 races have been cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.    In 2020 due to the pandemic 24 out of 30 races were cancelled, including the World Championships in Vancouver, Canada.

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