Oceania Cycling Confederation update

Oceania Road and BMX Championships Postponed

The Oceania Cycling Confederation (OCC) has advised that due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the 2020 Oceania Road Championships, scheduled to be held in Brisbane on April 5-6 – as part of the Tour de Brisbane – have been postponed. This followed confirmation that the 2020 Oceania BMX Championships, scheduled for 25 March in Tasmania, had also been postponed.

The Tour de Brisbane, which was to be the host of the Oceania Championships, has been cancelled altogether for 2020.

The OCC is monitoring the progress being made in the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the possible opening of travel between Australia and New Zealand in order to determine whether these two Oceania championship events can be rescheduled or if they have to cancelled completely in 2020.

 

2020 Cycling Australia National Junior Racing Series on RGT

Cycling Australia (CA) recently announced the launch of the National Junior Racing Series via the online cycling platform, RGT Cycling, from 17 May.

Due to Federal and State and Territory Government restrictions that remain in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no junior racing or training is currently being conducted. However, CA is excited to provide junior members with an opportunity to race, and with the series opened to New Zealand riders, it should provide some added rivalry.

The 2020 Cycling Australia Junior National Racing Series will be open to CA and CNZ Junior Race Members and will feature four races where individual riders will be able to compete in their own category against junior riders across the country.

2020 Cycling Australia National Junior Racing Series on RGT

  • Sunday 24 May  – 11.00 am (AEST): Borrego Springs
  • Sunday 7 June – 11.00 am (AEST): Pienza
  • Sunday 21 June  – 11.00 am (AEST): Canary Wharf
  • Sunday 5 July  – 11.00 am (AEST): Paterberg

 

Pacific Road Calendar Awaits Country by Country Easing of Restrictions

The major open road cycling events in each of the OCC’s Pacific member nations will be dependent on the possible easing of COVID-19 restrictions by respective governments enabling sports such as road cycling to recommence. To some extent the calendar is fortunate to commence late in the year, which gives the events some chance of taking place. However, there is little likelihood of visiting riders participating from other countries as international travel is unlikely to open up any time soon.

2020 Pacific Road Calendar:

  • 21-29 August – Tour of Samoa, SAMOA
  • 5-7 September – Tour of Fiji, FIJI
  • 10-24 October – Tour de Nouvelle Caledonie, NEW CALEDONIA
  • 29 Oct–6 Nov – Tour Tahiti Nui (Men), TAHITI
  • 1-6 November – Au Tour D’Elles (Women), TAHITI
  • 5 December – Hell of the Marianas, NORTHERN MARIANAS
  • 13 December – Tour of Guam, GUAM

NB: may be subject to further deferments or cancellations.