Lizzie Deignan says uncertainty around Women's Tour future is 'frustrating' after promoter enters liquidation

Collapse of SweetSpot leaves race at risk of permanently vanishing

Lizzie Deignan
Deignan in action at the Women's Tour in 2021
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Lizzie Deignan has said the uncertainty around the future of the Women’s Tour is “frustrating” particularly with the Olympics approaching. 

Cycling Weekly reported last week that the race is at risk of vanishing completely after the promoter, SweetSpot, entered liquidation due to being beset by severe financial difficulties in recent months. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.