Severe weather has forced the cancellation of stage 4 of the 2013 Tour of Tasmania, the tenth event in Cycling Australia’s Subaru National Road Series.
After consultation with Tasmanian police earlier in the day, a decision was made by Cycling Australia to delay the start (originally scheduled for 10.30am) by two hours in a hope the rain and wind would ease.
When the weather failed to improve, a final decision was made (at approximately 12.30pm) to cancel the stage.
Cycling Australia’s General Manager of Events Steve Peterson stated it was a necessary decision to ensure the safety of all participants, police and staff.
"After consultation with local police, Cycling Australia have made the call to cancel the stage today in the interest of rider and public safety," Peterson said.
"We look forward to some improved weather conditions later in the week, with the Tour expected to continue tomorrow."
The Tour continues tomorrow with a 79 kilometre road race from Westbury to Great Lake.
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