Tonight, news broke that the GP of Gloucester is joining RenoCross and the West Sacramento Grand Prix in being canceled for the 2019 season. Below is a statement from race director Paul Boudreau. The race was scheduled for October 5 and 6.
GLOUCESTER, Mass.—It is with deep regret, that I announce the cancellation of the 2019 Gran Prix of Gloucester.
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After 20 years this decision isn’t made lightly. For various reasons, this year’s preparation is significantly behind where it needs to be.
We take pride in promoting a high-quality event people look forward to. We aren’t willing to put on an event that doesn’t meet the high bar set by previous editions, not to mention the other excellent events in New England.
Regarding the future, every year, planning for the calendar process for the international (UCI) calendar starts soon after the GP Gloucester. At this point, we can’t say for certain that plans for 2020 can be finalized before the UCI deadline of December 15.
We wish to thank our partners, past and present, the Vittoria Northeast Series, Shimano, Ipswich Ale Brewing, Pedro’s, Seaside Cycling, NEBRA, USA Cycling and all the various entities we’ve worked with. If I try to name people, I’ll miss someone. However, I will take this opportunity to thank Chris McKernan for putting his heart and considerable experience to work for this event. I thank him also for his friendship.
We also want to thank you. If you’ve raced, spectated, volunteered or hosted out of town racers, you are why this event has been an honor to promote.
Gran Prix of Gloucester