The 2020 Tour of Britain was canceled after organizers determined it was not sensible to stage the race throughout the Corona Virus disaster.
Dutchman Mathieu Van Der Poel gained the Tour of Britain final yr, however the Alpecin-Fenix rider may have to wait till 2021 to defend the title.
The occasion was set to begin in Penzance on Sept. 6 earlier than ending in Aberdeen every week later.
“The choice has been taken in gentle of the continuing state of affairs with the COVID-19 pandemic, which makes persevering with with the planning and group of the 2020 race impractical,” Tour organizers mentioned in a press release on Thursday.
“Across the U.K. there are vital doubts across the potential to stage large-scale public occasions and gatherings such because the Tour of Britain as early as September and whereas any kind of social distancing stays in place and there is not a vaccine out there, folks’s well being and security should come first.”
There was little urge for food to stage the race with out followers current, both from organizers or native authorities who bid for phases within the expectation of boosting the native economic system.
“Holding the Tour of Britain behind closed doorways or with intensive social distancing guidelines wouldn’t solely be immensely impractical however would rob our venues and spectators of these alternatives and go in opposition to every thing that biking, as a free-to-spectate and accessible occasion, stands for,” the assertion mentioned.