THE racing industry and golf are seemingly the last Riverina sports still functioning after touch football and cycling became the latest to close their doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Touch football was the final team sport running but released a statement via Facebook on Sunday night confirming their competitions, which were just over halfway through the regular season, are suspended until at least May 1.
The suspension includes Monday's over 35 men's, Tuesday's pool competition and mixed premier league, and Wednesday's mixed competition.
Meanwhile, officials still hold out hope the remaining stages of the Tour de Riverina will be re-scheduled for later in the year after Cycling Australia and Cycling NSW cancelled the sanctioning of all club races, state open races and sanctioned recreational rides until the end of April.
The Raymond Jarratt Handicap was due to be the third of six legs to race on Sunday, April 5, but the tour are leaving the option open to resume racing should the coronavirus situation improve.
"It's been hit on the head (for now). Cycling NSW has stopped all cycling anyway," tour organiser Barry O'Hagan said.
"They can keep going for a ride on their bike and train for now. We're not going to be locked away altogether I hope.
"We'll wait and see what happens, it would be nice to finish it off late in the year but we'll see what transpires."
The situation also forced Wagga Cycling Club to cancel their club championships last Wednesday.
Wagga Hockey has also ruled there to be no training or competition until at least May 30, in line with Hockey Australia.
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