DOHA: The Ooredoo Ride of Champions, which was due to take place at Education City on March 13, has been postponed, the organisers said on Monday.
"In light of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak and with the safety of volunteers, athletes, and the general public in mind, the event has been rescheduled for November 13, 2020," the release said.
Competitors who have paid their entry fee will be automatically entered for the event on its rescheduled date. Participants, unable to participate on the new date and seeking a refund are asked to email email email@example.com by April 1.
“While we are naturally disappointed to have to postpone this event, the safety of participants, stakeholders, and the general public is of paramount importance,” said Dr. Abdulazziz Al Kuwari, Qatar Cyclist Centre president.
“With the global COVID-19 situation continually evolving, this is the responsible decision to take in the interests of public health and wellbeing.
“We and our partners look forward to a great Ooredoo Ride of Champions in November," he added.