Asian Road Race Cycling shelved due to Covid-19

  • Cycling
  • Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020

PETALING JAYA: The Asian Road Cycling Championships from March 17-22 in Cyberjaya has been postponed due to concerns over Covid-19 outbreak.

For the Tokyo Olympic Games hopefuls, the Asian meet is the last qualifying tournament.

The Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) decided to postpone it after a management committee meeting in Dubai last Saturday.

They have also postponed the ACC congress and management committee meeting, scheduled to be held during the tournament.

ACC treasurer Datuk Amarjit Singh Gill said the decision was made in line with the global effort to stem the spread of the deadly virus.

The Covid-19 cases have risen to over 69,000 worldwide and death recorded at 1,669, with most of the cases reported in China.

“After receiving the feedback and advice from various quarters, ACC have decided that the continental meet has to be postponed to ensure good health and safety of all the participants and officials,” said Amarjit, who is also the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) vice-president.

“The ACC are committed to protect the riders from all risks of contamination and avoid the spreading of Covid-19 to other countries.”

He however, assured that the meet would be held before the Olympics.

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