2021 Tour Down Under cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

WILLUNGA HILL AUSTRALIA JANUARY 26 Ben Gastauer of Luxembourg and Team AG2R La Mondiale Richie Porte of Australia and Team TrekSegafredo Mads Pedersen of Denmark and Team TrekSegafredo Daryl Impey of South Africa and Team MitcheltonSCOTT Orange Leader Jersey Aldinga beach Landscape Dunes Peloton Ocean during the 22nd Santos Tour Down Under 2020 Stage 6 a 1515km stage from McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill 374m TDU tourdownunder UCIWT on January 26 2020 in Willunga Hill Australia Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
The peloton at the 2020 Tour Down Under (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The 2021 Tour Down Under and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race men’s and women’s events have been cancelled after the COVID-19 global pandemic made it difficult for teams to travel to Australia for the January races.

The women's race was scheduled to begin on January 14, followed by the 23rd edition of the men's WorldTour race on January 19. The women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race was scheduled for January 30, with the men’s race the day after. Most riders compete in both races during a single trip to Australia. The Jayco Herald Sun Tour stage races, due to be held in early February, were already cancelled in August.

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