Cape Epic cancelled due to concerns about Coronavirus
CAPE TOWN – One of the most anticipated cycling events on the South African sporting calendar, the Cape Epic, was cancelled on Friday night.
The decision comes out of concern for the health and safety of riders and other stakeholders, following recent advice received from the Western Cape Government, organisers said in a statement.
The 2020 Cape Epic was ready to start on Sunday, March 15 on Table Mountain. The event was set to conclude on March 22 in Paarl after taking in the scenic Boland towns of Ceres, Tulbagh and Wellington.
Race founder Kevin Vermaak said: “I have taken this step with a heavy heart, but the health and safety of everybody involved in the event has to be paramount.
“At 6pm today we received the formal advice from government.”
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