Ushuaia Loppet 2020 cancelled

News coming from the Southern Hemisphere, where the Worldloppet 2020/2021 season should have kicked off on August 16th, but the race was cancelled due to the pandemic covid-19.

The message of the CEO Pablo Valchef, speaking for the Organizing Committee, the Club Andino Ushuaia:

Due to the difficult situation caused by the outbreak of COVID -19 – Coronavirus that affects the World Public Health system and, according with Pandemic Declaration from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Club Andino Ushuaia is forced to cancel the international cross country skiing events Ushuaia Loppet – Marchablanca members of Worldloppet – Visma Ski Classics that would take place on August 16th, 2020 in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

We wanted to delay the announcement, but it is necessary to face that, under these conditions, it is impossible to organize such an event for 2020 not only due to national and provincial restrictions but due to the total impossibility of financially covering the associated cost, since all of our sponsors face a extreme situation. 

The Club Andino Ushuaia has made itself available to other public and private organizations to work on the development of protocols that allow the approval of the practice of social, sports and tourism activities through cross-country skiing during the Fuegian winter.

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