Junior and U23 races cancelled at Cyclo-cross World Cups in Namur, Dendermonde

British Zoe Backstedt celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the junior womens race at the cyclocross cycling event in Tabor Czech Republic the first stage of the World Cup cyclocross competition Sunday 29 November 2020 BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Zoe Backstedt celebrates winning the junior women's race at the Cyclo-cross World Cup in November in Tabor, Czech Republic (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The UCI announced Thursday that it has cancelled the junior men's and women's and under-23 men's events that were scheduled to take place at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cups in Namur on December 20 and Dendermonde on December 27, both in Belgium.

According to the sport governing body's statement, it was forced to remove the three events from the schedule after the Belgium government enforced strict COVID-19 measures through January 15, 2021.

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