KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Feb – The Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) has decided to postpone the  2020 Asian Road Cycling Championship scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur from 7th to 22nd March to a later date due to the Coronavirus issue.

This was confirmed by the Treasurer of Asian Cycling Confederation, Datuk Amarjit Singh Gill (picture) upon returning from Dubai after attending a specially convened  Management Committee Meeting of the Asian Cycling Confederation yesterday.

Amarjit who is also the International Cycling Union (UCI) Management Board Member said that ACC upon receiving feedback and due advice from various quarters, decided that in order to ensure good health and safety of all participants and officials coming from all over Asia, the Continental championships had to be postponed.

“We cannot risk the health of any of the participants more so with many top road athletes are also coming from China, Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei as well.  This decision is in line with the global effort in order to stem the spread of the virus.

“ACC is also concerned with protecting riders from all risk of contamination and avoiding the spread of 2019-nCOV to other countries,” said Amarjit who is also the Vice President of Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF).

He also said that the ACC Congress and Management Committee Meeting which was also due to be held during the sidelines of the Championships will also be postponed to a new date which will be fixed later.

“We hope to see the situation pertaining to Coronavirus starts to normalize soon so that we can then start to fix the new dates for the Congress and the Championships to be held before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics,” he added.

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