I don't particularly care for either event, but I don't understand the cancellation. January is still a few months away, and most of Australia is at least 60% first dose and 40% double dose now I believe, possibly higher. Anyway, surely by that time, anyone who wants to have been vaccinated could easily have been.The Tour Down Under and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race have now officially been cancelled for next year.
Australia's COVID-19 border restrictions lead to another January of international race cancellations but Victorian event exploring opportunities for later in yearwww.cyclingnews.com
Adelaide (TDU) itself is also not a large city. A small number of covid contacted as a result of overseas introduction could be eradicated quite quickly, I imagine. Melbourne is a different size and story (we now have more than 1,000 cases a day despite 2 months of hard lockdown).