Japan postpones women’s nationals over team car dispute

The Japanese Cycling Federation (JCF) announced that the elite women and under-23 women’s National Championships will not go forward as scheduled on Saturday over safety concerns regarding the inclusion of team cars in the race.

According to a press release on the federation’s website, the course in Hiroshima’s Central Forest Park includes narrow, twisting roads and they attempted to impose special rules banning teams from having cars following the race. Riders would receive assistance from neutral support.

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