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Tour of Britain becomes latest major UK event to fall

The peloton climb Hardens Hill during Stage 2 of the 2019 Tour of Britain (by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Tour of Britain has become the latest cycling event hit by Covid-19, with this year’s edition being cancelled and rescheduled for 2021.

SweetSpot Group, which in November struck a 10-year extension to its deal with British Cycling to organise the event it has staged since its revival in 2004, today (Thursday) announced the cancellation of this year’s event, which had been scheduled for September 6-13, following “detailed consultations” with British Cycling, regional stakeholders, sponsors and partners of the race.

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