CÁIRDE Rás Tailteann has today announced that the 2020 Rás Tailteann has been postponed until 2021.
The race was supposed to take place last month and this announcement has ended hopes that it could be staged later this year.
In a press release earlier today, Race Director Eugene Moriarty said:
“Notwithstanding quicker relaxation of restrictions than anticipated, the opportunity to safely put the race back on the roads around Ireland before the end of the 2020 road cycling season has contracted rapidly on us.
“Cognisant of the related planning and especially the lingering public health concerns, it was unanimously agreed that the safest, healthiest and most prudent course of action at this time would be to postpone running the 2020 event until 2021”.
Cáirde Rás Tailteann said they are disappointed at this outcome but had to prioritise the safety of volunteers, athletes, and the public.
The group will begin planning the 2021 event in August.
The statement ended with a thank you message from Cáirde Rás Tailteann: “They would also like to thank the following for their continued unwavering support: Cycling Ireland, Sport Ireland, Rás volunteers and supporters, Cumann Rás Tailteann, the media, the public, Rás stage end organisers, County Councils, stage end accommodation providers, health experts and the Gardaí.”