The Mauritius Cycling Federation has decided to postpone the African Continental Road Championships scheduled for later this month due to the coronavirus outbreak, Cycling South Africa announced today.
This is the latest event to be postponed after the World Health Organisation officially declared the spread of COVID-19 an international pandemic.
The event, which was scheduled to take place from March 22 to 29, has been provisionally postponed to sometime in June.
The Mauritius Cycling Federation said the date of the rescheduled event would depend on how the pandemic evolved.
The latest international races to be cancelled due to the pandemic include the E3 BinckBank Classic, Gent-Wevelgem, and Dwars door Vlaanderen.
The events were scheduled to take place between March 27 and April 1, but have been cancelled following a decree issued by the Belgian health authorities.
According to the decree, all sports events in Belgium scheduled for before April 3 are to be cancelled in order to limit the impact of the virus.
Flanders Classics confirmed the decision to cancel its events in a Facebook post.
“Unfortunately no Gent-Wevelgem and no Dwars door Vlaanderen for now this year. The general cancellation of all sports events until April 3 is part of the measures taken by the Belgian government to limit the COVID-19 impact.”
Organisers of the E3 BinckBank Classic also confirmed the cancellation of their event on their Twitter feed last night.
At the moment the Tour of Flanders has not been affected as it is scheduled for April 5, but the organisers will await further developments before making a final decision.