The race was due to open the World Cup season from September 4 to 6 but it will no longer be taking place after the organisers of the event cited issues around planning, implementation of security and providing effective protection measures needed at a large event. In the official press release, they mention a previous consideration of running the race without spectators to limit some of the highlighted issues but with venues capped at 1000 people currently in Switzerland, it would have been hard to have met this target with an estimated 1500-1800 people arriving just from athletes, coaches, officials, organizers, volunteers and media representatives.
This now means the opening round will be held in Les Gets, France on Septemeber 19 to 20, as long as the situation doesn’t change again. Read the full press release from the UCI and Lenzerheide below.
Updated World Cup Schedule:
Les Gets, France: September 19-20
World Champs Leogang, Austria: October 5-11
Two Rounds Maribor, Slovenia: October 15-18
Two Rounds Lousa, Portugal: October 29-November 1