Para-cycling Track World Championships 2021: UCI looking for new host

Jody Cundy
Jody Cundy won Britain's first gold medal of the 2020 Para-cycling Track World Championships in Milton, Canada.

The 2021 Para-cycling Track World Championships will no longer take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event was due to begin on 25 March but organisers are now looking for a new host nation.

The sport's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), says the cancellation follows "restrictions by the authorities".

"We are currently looking for a solution," said the UCI.

"The UCI shares the disappointment of the para-cycling community and thanks the organisers of the event for their cooperation in these difficult circumstances."

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