Wout van Aert and Visma-Lease a Bike left out of pocket by Tour of Britain organiser's collapse

Prize money for 2023 race unpaid, riders union says national federation must ‘bear the debts’ of previous organiser, SweetSpot

Wout van Aert
Van Aert on the way to winning stage five of last year's race in Felixstowe
(Image credit: © SWpix.com)

Wout van Aert, winner of the 2023 Tour of Britain, is one of many riders left out of pocket by the collapse of the former race promoter, SweetSpot. 

Multiple sources recently informed Cycling Weekly that the 2023 prize money was not likely to be paid after SweetSpot entered liquidation in January

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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.