21. 4. 2020WEMBO European Championship in Jihlava is deferred by one year
This year, Jihlava was preparing to host the 24-hour European Mountain Bike Championship 2020, which suppose to be held from 26th to 28th June 2020. However, due COVID-19 situation and the resulting travel and event restriction in place around the world, the 2020 WEMBO European Continental Championship in Jihlava is deferred by one year. Substitude date of race in Jihlava is assigned to June 2021, from 26th to 27th. WEMBO released this announcement on 20th April.
Local race called Jihlava 24 MTB was supposed to go for the tenth time this year. Due to the current situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the different approaches of European states to restrictions, WEMBO issued a decision on April 20 to deffere the race date to June 2021.
The entry fee of all registered racers will be automatically transfer to next year. If any of the registered competitors cannot take part in the event from 26th to 27th June 2021, the entry fee will be refunded through the organizer – the SLIBY – CHYBY Association. You can send request for a financial return to email firstname.lastname@example.org until 27th June 2020.
„It is necessary to face it all positively. The race will be held with one year delay. This June, the American Championship suppose to be held in Oregon, it also had to be deferred. Health is always in the first place and therefore we respect the WEMBO decision. In addition, we have one year more time to prepare the race, so we will not underestimate anything and next year we will be celebrate tenth starting shot and the end of extraordinary measures,“ said Jiří Holoubek, the director of the Jihlavská 24 MTB race.
The registration list was launched at the beginning of November on the website of the Jihlavská 24 MTB race https://www.jihlavska24mtb.cz, where you can also find schedule of race and other information about the deferment or refunding the entry fee. All information about the Solo 24-hour European Mountain Bike Championships 2020 WEMBO may be found at http://www.wembo.com.au.