Melbourne to Warrnambool rescheduled to May 1 after COVID-19 postponement

Melbourne to Warrnambool 2020
Melbourne to Warrnambool 2020 (Image credit: Con Chronis)

Australia’s Melbourne to Warrnambool has been rescheduled to May 1, after the 267-kilometre race was postponed less than 24 hours before it was due to start following the Victorian government’s announcement on Friday that there would be a sudden five day ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown due to a COVID-19 cluster.

The original event, scheduled for February 13, was expected to have a strong field packed with National Road Series (NrS) riders, members of the Australian track team – such as Luke Plapp, Kelland O’Brien and Annette Edmondson – who were finishing off an endurance building road training block and a sprinkling of WorldTour professionals including Australian Champion Cameron Meyer (Team BikeExchange) and Grace Brown (Team BikeExchange).

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