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Huge Burnaby cycling event cancelled - again - due to COVID-19

The Giro di Burnaby normally takes place on Hastings
The Giro di Burnaby takes place on Hastings Street. NOW file photo

One of Burnaby’s biggest sporting events has been cancelled for another year due to the pandemic.

The Giro di Burnaby, in which cyclists race along a stretch of Hasting Street in Burnaby Heights, has been cancelled along with the rest of the BC Superweek races.

The 2020 edition was cancelled due to COVID-19 and organizers say the next one won’t take place until July 2022 at the earliest.

“Amid the pandemic, there was a lot of deliberation among the BC Superweek members about the status of this year’s series. The well-being of everyone involved was the top consideration, and the members look forward to bringing the series back once it is safe to do so,” said BC Superweek Series director Mark Ernsting, in a news release. “Because the races that make up BC Superweek require significant planning, the uncertainty of the coming months makes it difficult for organizing teams to make the necessary arrangements normally required at this time.”

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