Planned women's Tour de France cancelled for second year in a row

Route de France Féminine cancelled once again after host department pulls out

Elisa Longo Borghini (centre) won the 2015 edition of the Route de France Féminine

(Image credit: LC/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images)

The Route de France Féminine, the stage race which acts as a successor to the Tour de France Féminin, has been cancelled for the second year in a row after the withdrawal of a department which was due to host two of the six stages.

After the 2017 edition of the race was cancelled in a row over dates and the decision of the UCI not to award the race WorldTour status, organisers have again been forced to cancel the event after the Nievre department in central France withdrew from its hosting commitments.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.