2020 Pan-American Cyclo-cross Championships cancelled due to coronavirus

Canada's Maghalie Rochette at round 3 of the 2019 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Bern, Switzerland
Canada's Maghalie Rochette (Image credit: Getty Images)

The 2020 Pan-American Cyclo-cross Championships that were initially scheduled to take place from November 8-9 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, have been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. Organisers made the announcement Tuesday but vowed to return with a UCI-sanctioned FayetteCross on October 2-3 in 2021.

"We made the decision to cancel in the interest of the health of athletes, spectators, and the entire community of Northwest Arkansas," Race Director Brook Watts said in a press release. 

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