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Tour of Britain cancelled for 2020

Mathieu van der Poel
Mathieu van der Poel (centre) won the 2019 model of the Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain has been cancelled for 2020 resulting from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The traipse became as soon as resulting from happen between 6-13 September nonetheless there are considerations over preserving public events resulting from the unfold of the virus.

The Ladies’s Tour stage traipse in Britain and the Tour de Yorkshire have also been cancelled for 2020.

Organisers reveal the 2021 Tour of Britain will be held between 5-12 September and exercise the route planned for 2020.

The cancellation capability Britain is no longer going to host any major stage races this year.

The RideLondon-Surrey Traditional is the supreme major traipse remains to be scheduled, on 16 August.

Tour of Britain organisers acknowledged preserving the tournament without spectators would “bound towards the complete lot that biking, as an accessible sport, stands for”.

“Retaining the Tour of Britain within the wait on of closed doorways or with intensive social distancing recommendations would no longer most productive be immensely impractical, nonetheless would opt our venues and spectators of these alternatives,” a assertion read.

There’ll be no skilled sport, even within the wait on of closed doorways, in England till 1 June, with social distancing measures still in pressure.

The 2019 Tour of Britain, which became as soon as won by Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel, attracted 1.5 million spectators.

The fat route for the 2020 traipse had no longer been equipped, on the opposite hand it became as soon as location to chat over with Cornwall, Devon, Warrington, Cumbria and assemble in Aberdeen.

“It’s disappointing to listen to of the postponement on the opposite hand it feels treasure the unruffled resolution has been taken,” chief of Aberdeenshire Council Jim Gifford acknowledged.

“The crew can now originate to point of curiosity their efforts on subsequent year.”

Organisers added they would locate how the Tour of Britain venues can still have fun the tournament in September.

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