Organisers forced to pull the plug on 2020 Croc Trophy

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North Queensland's premier mountain bike race, the Crocodile Trophy, has been officially postponed until 2021. 

Organisers in Germany finally confirmed the unsurprising decision to not proceed with this year’s event in the wake of more COVID-19 outbreaks in Australia and across the world. The famous race will instead begin on 15 October and finish on 23 October 2021. 

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The 2020 event would have marked the 26th edition of the gruelling multi-stage race across Far North Queensland with riders starting in Cairns and finishing in Port Douglas. While the race attracts pro riders from all over the globe, anyone wanting to test themselves is able to register with three categories available (Solo, Duo and Team) as well as subsequent age ranges for Solo and Duo entrants. 

Riders will cover roughly 700km and 14,000 vertical metres over the 2021 event across eight stages and a prologue. 

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Event organisers released a short statement on Wednesday confirming the news and revealing registrations for 2021 will open on 16 October, 2020. 

Regarding the worldwide development and the strict entry regulations in Australia, we unfortunately saw no alternative but to postpone the event to 2021. 

The new date for the 26th edition of the Crocodile Trophy is:  start October 15th in Cairns - finish in Port Douglas on 23rd 2021. 

Due to the high demand (also from e-bikers) we decided to increase the maximum number of participants to 200 in 2021.  
 
There will also be a 4 days Crocodile Trophy and other innovations. 

Registration is open from October 16th 2020. 

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