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Following the recent increase of COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, the tour organisers of the Women’s Tour due to take place in June and the Tour Series, due to take place in May, have now postponed the events.

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.”

 

As a Sunglasses & Shoes sponsor of the Tour of Britain, Women’s Tour and Tour Series, VeloChampion is saddened to hear the postponement of the races, but understands that the necessary measures have been put in place to ensure the safety and health of the public and participants.

We hope that the Tour of Britain does go ahead in 2020, but any further updates will be communicated in coming months ahead.



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