Cancellation of Tour of Britain stage could mean £350k loss for Isle of Wight Council

Updated with response from the Tour of Britain

Tour of Britain peloton
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Following the conclusion of Stage 5 of the 2022 Tour of Britain, news broke that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had died. As the nation went in to mourning, many sporting events were cancelled, including the final three stages of the Tour of Britain.

Stage 8, the race's finale, was set to be the most spectacular to date with an uphill finish above the Needles on the Isle of Wight. In all likelihood, Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) would have won the stage to take the overall title and perhaps all classification jerseys with it. Probably. But we'll never know.

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