Following the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, the organisers of the Tour of Britain have issued the following statement:

The Tour of Britain organisation, alongside the teams, riders and officials involved in the event, are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

We would like to send our deepest condolences to the whole of the Royal Family.

As a result, stage six in Gloucestershire on Friday, 9 September, scheduled to take place between Tewkesbury and Gloucester, will not take place.

Further updates in regards to the status of stages seven and eight will be provided in due course.

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