28. 4. 2021WEMBO European Championship in Jihlava is deferred by one year
This year, Jihlava was preparing to host the 24-hour European Mountain Bike Championship 2021, which suppose to be held from 26th to 27th June 2021. The WEMBO organization entrusted the organization of the event to the SLIBY – CHYBY association, which organizes the Jihlavská 24 MTB mountain bike endurance race in Jihlava every year. However, due COVID-19 situation and the resulting travel and event restriction in place around the world, the 2021 WEMBO European Continental Championship in Jihlava is deferred by one year. Substitude date of race in Jihlava is assigned to June 2022, from 18th to 19th.
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 14th April 2021 to deffere the race date to June 2022.
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 18th to 19th June 2022, the entry fee will be refunded through the organizer – the SLIBY – CHYBY Association.
„It is necessary to face it all positively. The race will be held. Vaccination against Covid is taking place throughout Europe. This gives us organizers and competitors faith that everything is on the right track. 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 on the website of the Jihlavská 24 MTB race 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 2022 WEMBO may be found at www.wembo.com.au.