The Women’s Tour & Tour Series organisers released the following statement at 3pm today saying;
“Following consultation with stakeholders, sponsors and partners, organisers of the Women’s Tour (8- 13 June) and Tour Series (various dates in May) have decided to postpone the upcoming cycle races due to the current international uncertainty surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The decision has been taken early in light of the worsening global situation, following discussions with event stakeholders and partners, in order to provide certainty to the many parties involved in the planning and organisation of the event, including local authorities, police and health services in the UK.
As a part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, the Women’s Tour attracts a significant international presence from teams, riders, officials, staff, media and spectators, and it is felt that the risk of increased restrictions on international travel would be detrimental to the future of the race should an early, and conclusive, decision not be made.
Organisers hope to work with the UCI and British Cycling to find an alternative date in the international cycling calendar for the race to take place should conditions permit.”
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We hope that the Tour of Britain does go ahead in 2020, but any further updates will be communicated in coming months ahead.
We can't wait to see the start of the UCI Tour of Britain race on Sunday 5th September.
From the likes of Mark Cavendish and Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) were announced last week to wet our appetite, but today announced was the full provisional (until 2nd September) rider list shown below.
The world’s top three teams will be among the 18 squads competing in this year’s Tour of Britain, the 17th edition of the UK’s leading bike race.
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