2020 Japan Cup cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

Bauke Mollema wins the 2019 Japan Cup ahead of Michael Woods. (Image credit: Getty Images)

The 2020 Japan Cup has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ProSeries event was due to take place on Sunday, October 18.

The race, which takes place in Utsunomiya Forest Park, site of the 1990 World Championships, has been held in October as a season-ending event since 1992, but the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have forced its cancellation for the first time. Since 2010, the Japan Cup weekend had expanded to include a criterium on the preceding day.

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