Women’s Tour axed for 2023 due to lack of cash

Long term future of the standard setting British race remains uncertain after fruitless search for financial backing

Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) celebrates winning the 2022 edition of the Women's Tour
Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) celebrates winning the 2022 edition of the Women's Tour
(Image credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty)

The 2023 Women’s Tour will not go ahead after organiser Sweetspot was unable to find sufficient sponsorship to make the race financially viable.

The ninth edition of the Women’s Tour was slated to start in Stratford-upon-Avon on 11 June but the race organiser has been unable to find a name sponsor to make the event viable. In the long term the race may to struggle to return unless such backing can be secured. 

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