New Tour de France dates 'a slap in the face' for Tour of Britain

Matteo Trentin wears the leader's jersey at the 2019 Tour of Britain (Image credit: Getty Images)

The 2020 Tour of Britain is forging ahead with plans for this year’s race, despite the ongoing lockdown across the UK and a scheduling conflict with the postponed Tour de France, which Hugh Roberts, CEO of promoter SweetSpot, admitted was "a bit of a slap in the face".

The reshuffled UCI calendar, which moved the Tour to an August 29 start date, puts the British race, scheduled to start in Penzance on September 6 and finish in Aberdeen on September 13, in direct conflict with the biggest event of the season. 

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