Great Britain Young Lions’ management have taken the heart-breaking decision to withdraw Tom Brennan and Drew Kemp from this weekend’s World Under-21 Championship qualifier.
The duo were due to race at German venue Gustrow on Saturday, and would have been amongst the favourites to reach the Final.
But an e-mail from the German Federation on Monday evening stated there were no guarantees that riders and support teams travelling to the event would receive exemptions from having to self-isolate for a period of 10 days upon their arrival in the country.
GB Youth boss Neil Vatcher said: “The lead up to this Qualifier has been very stressful as we have tried many different avenues of getting the riders to compete in this competition without having to self-isolate for 10 days once in Germany, as this is the current government regulation for citizens travelling from the UK to Germany.
“It goes without saying that with their British commitments it absolutely was not possible for Tom and Drew to be able to do this.
“Therefore, late on Monday night after consulting with the riders and their families, we unfortunately had to withdraw from this year's competition.”