Women’s Tour postponed due to uncertainty around the pandemic

Organiser Sweetspot is confident the race can happen and has applied for the six-day race to be held in October

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The race organiser of the Women’s Tour has announced the 2021 edition will be postponed from its original June dates. The six-day event was slated to begin in Oxfordshire on June 7, but organiser Sweetspot has decided to postpone the event in order to reduce the complexities of holding a Covid safe event.

Sweetspot, in conjunction with British Cycling, has applied to the UCI for a new date and is hoping it can take place between October 4-9, a month after another of its events, the Tour of Britain. They were recently forced to postpone their Tour Series of criteriums.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.