Vargarda Women's WorldTour one-day races cancelled

Women's WorldTour PostNord Vårgårda WestSweden 2019
Women's WorldTour PostNord Vårgårda WestSweden 2019 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Organisers of the PostNord Vårgårda WestSweden announced Thursday that they have cancelled their two one-day events, the team time trial and road race scheduled for early August, due to travel restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus. Chairperson of Vårgårda CK Helen Henriksson said she expects the two races to return to the Women’s WorldTour calendar in 2021.

"Of course, it is very sad, but after talks with both the municipality and sponsors, we do not see opportunities in this situation to gather together the organization required for the competition and the bicycle party that includes the whole weekend," said Henriksson.

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