It was pretty much a given, anyway.
Organisers cancel the event that was to be held in South Australia in January, blaming the uncertainty around international border conditions and quarantine requirements.
Cycling News reporting that at least 10 of the 18 World Tour teams said that they wouldn't be coming, due to the quarantine requirements. That's understandable, given that the 2020 season has run much later than usual, and quarantine meaning that they'd have to be here earlier than usual.It was pretty much a given, anyway.
Organisers cancel the event that was to be held in South Australia in January, blaming the uncertainty around international border conditions and quarantine requirements.www.abc.net.au
I don't see how Nationals go ahead honestly.Nationals would also have a question mark over it now. Comes down to who can get a flight out of Europe otherwise it will just be locally based riders. Masters Nationals is being held on the GC in about a month yet due to border restrictions Sydney and Vic riders cant even get there and thats on top of anybody from a Vic club not being able to race since March. So even if 8 WT teams got enough riders out here, the domestic teams out here have not raced all year, so UNI-SA and any other fill a gap team has done nothing but race on Zwift for most of the year. Other sports are all suffering the same thing, if Internationals dont bother coming, the locals are mostly underdone and out of form due to lack of competition.
Depends on what happens with the SA cluster. If that's brought quickly under control, then Australia will once again be largely COVID free. If it spreads, noting that NSW & ACT aren't banning travelers from SA, then Nationals would be in trouble.I don't see how Nationals go ahead honestly.