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Martin Lark

GKA Freestyle World Cup Malmö - Cancelled

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We regret to have to inform you today about the cancellation of the GKA Freestyle World Cup Malmö 2019. The event, which was to take place in Malmö/Sweden in August 2019, was cancelled by the organiser yesterday. The GKA was not involved in this decision, but we will offer our Freestyle World Tour riders voluntary compensation for any incurred non-refundable costs related to this event.


We look forward to great competitions at the next GKA Freestyle World Cup in Vargas, Gran Canaria and are pleased to announce that in addition to the upcoming 2019 tour dates, exciting new GKA events are already scheduled for 2020!


by: GKA Media Management


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