The 2020 Oceania Road Championships still might take place in Tasmania with cycling clubs across the state working hard behind the scenes to ensure it can take place in March.
It comes after Cycling Tasmania and the Mersey Valley Devonport Cycling Club withdrew from hosting duties in March, with both organisations saying a lack of confidence in attracting volunteer numbers meant they were not confident they could host a successful event.
A member of one of the clubs has said that "there is a group of people, including some of the clubs, who are looking into how to keep it here for this year, particularly given it is an Olympic year" and that there "is an ongoing consideration from a number of clubs as to whether it can be continued to be supported this year in Tasmania".
The Oceania Cycling Confederation confirmed on Thursday that conversations were still taking place about the 2020 event.
"The Oceania Cycling Confederation is working with Cycling Australia and cycling stakeholders in Tasmania regarding the hosting of the 2020 Oceania Road Championships scheduled for mid-March, consistent with all continental championship events,'' it said in a statement.
An official announcement on the 2020 event could come as early as next week.
The championships were scheduled to take place from March 13-15, with the past two years seeing time trials being held at Evandale in the North and road races at Railton in the North-West.
This year would be the final year of a three year deal for it to be held in the state.