The 2021 Vuelta a San Juan has been cancelled because of the rising variety of coronavirus circumstances in Argentina. The occasion had been resulting from happen from January 24-31.
Chris Froome (Israel Begin-Up Nation), Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and João Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep) had been among the many riders planning to begin their seasons on the Vuelta a San Juan, although it grew to become obvious in current weeks that worldwide riders wouldn’t be capable to journey to attend the race. Sagan already confirmed on Sunday that he’ll as a substitute start his season in late February at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
The Vuelta a San Juan organisation thought-about the thought of holding a race with a discipline restricted to home riders and nationwide groups from South America, however San Juan governor Sergio Uñac introduced at a press briefing on Monday that the occasion is not going to go forward in any kind in 2021. The race organisation issued an announcement confirming the choice shortly afterwards.
“The organisation of the Vuelta a San Juan pronounces that it has determined to droop the Vuelta Ciclística a San Juan, which is a part of the UCI Professional Collection 2021 Calendar,” learn the assertion.
“The choice arises and corresponds with details which are public and well-known, in addition to the suggestions of nationwide and worldwide organisations relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
“San Juan will proceed working with the identical ardour and spirit for the expansion of the game and of this Argentinian traditional, which can search within the coming years to take care of its worldwide character.”
The COVID-19 pandemic compelled a revision of the 2020 calendar and its impression is constant to be felt on the early-season schedule for 2021. The Tour Down Below, Nice Ocean Race and Herald Solar Tour in Australia have all been cancelled, whereas the Problem Mallorca race sequence on the Spanish island has been postponed till Could, forcing groups to revamp their early-season race calendars.
The Vuelta a San Juan first came about in 1982 and has been held yearly since. Following the demise of the Tour de San Luis, the Vuelta a San Juan stepped as much as develop into a UCI 2.1 race in 2017, attracting a number of WorldTour groups within the course of. The occasion shaped a part of the brand new UCI ProSeries final 12 months.
Bauke Mollema gained the primary worldwide version of the race in 2017, adopted by Oscar Sevilla in 2018 and Winner Anacona in 2019. The 2020 version was gained by Remco Evenepoel forward of Filippo Ganna, whereas Fernando Gaviria claimed a hat-trick of dash wins.