Following consultation with stakeholders, sponsors and partners, organisers of the Women’s Tour have decided to postpone the upcoming seventh edition of the annual professional cycle race (scheduled to take placed between Monday 8 – Friday 13 June) due to the current international uncertainty surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The final stage of the 2020 Women’s Tour was due to come to Felixstowe on the weekend of 12th – 14th June 2020.
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 and media, 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.
A statement from Hugh Roberts, from Women’s Tour organisers SweetSpot Group, following today’s announcement regarding the 2020 race’s postponement can be found here