Iconic French beach race, the Enduropale du Touquet which annually engulfs the Normandy town of Le Touquet, has been cancelled just weeks from race day due to “disturbing” progress of the Coronavirus epidemic.

In a statement released today, January 7, 2021, the organisers say despite their best efforts, “we regret to announce the decision taken in consultation with the local authorities and the municipality of Touquet-Paris-Plage, to cancel the 46th Enduropale of Touquet Pas-de-Calais.”

The decision has been taken in view of the “disturbing” progress of the Coronavirus epidemic, which means it is unfortunately not possible to make the event, even behind closed doors, at this late stage. The race was scheduled for January 22-24.

The organiser say they, “are sincerely sorry for this news and would like to thank everyone who mobilized with us to save this 46th Enduropale of Touquet Pas-de-Calais: Municipality of Touquet, partners, volunteers, riders, unconditional lovers of l'Enduro of the Touquet”.

Registrations will be automatically refunded in the coming days, with no need for action from competitors.

In the meantime, they wish everyone good health and look forward to the 2022 event.

More information: www.enduropaledutouquet.fr


Photo Credit: P Haudiquert