Women's Tour of Scotland abandoned due to extreme weather conditions

Sections of the route had been blocked by standing water

Women’s Tour of Scotland 2019 (Women’s Tour of Scotland)

Stage one of the women's Tour of Scotland was abandoned with around 30km to go due to extreme weather conditions.

The UCI category 2.1 race was stopped after two hours of racing, as heavy rain battered the peloton en route to the finish in Dunfermline.

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