The 27th edition of the Tour of Slovenia, the only road cycling stage race in the country, has been cancelled.
The five-day tour was scheduled to take place from June 10 to 14, but organisers announced that it had to be called off due to restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
“Looking from the organisational standpoint we should already be doing all activities for the organisation of the Slovenian tour,” said Bogdan Fink, director of the race.
“Fact is that all terrain work had to be cancelled for an unforeseen length of time and we have to question the new financial reality. Considering this, we had to take a responsible decision and cancel the Tour of Slovenia for this season.”
Mojca Novak, president of the organising committee, added that the decision to cancel the decision was made after careful and meticulous consideration, taking into account the wider context of the race organisation.
“The Slovenian government passed measures that don’t allow further execution of the organisational and promotional activities. At the same time we have to consider the health of everyone involved in the project.
“Cycling club Adria Mobil would have had to take too much responsibility for the health and safety of all the people involved. Because of all these reasons we had to take this decision to cancel the race.”