Tour Down Under 2021 teeters on edge of cancellation due to Covid-19

Race organisers expect to make a decision about the viability of the January event next week

Tour Down Under 2020 (Brenton Edwards/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

The 2020 Tour Down Under hangs in the balance due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, with race organisers set to make a decision on whether it will go ahead in January next week.

The stage race usually opens the WorldTour season, with European-based riders enjoying a bit of warm weather riding and, for those who've found new employment, an opportunity to meet their new team-mates.

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