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British Championships - CN

Abergavenny, Great Britain, August 5 & 19, 2007

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The program

  • Day 1 - August 5: Elite men road race & Grand Prix of Wales
  • Day 2 - August 19: Elite women road races


By Greg Johnson

With the chance to wear the national jersey at the Tour de France's London debut on the line, the smart money for this weekend's Elite men's British champion title would have been on the Grand Tour contestants. However, due to extreme weather conditions within the region Roger Hammond (T-Mobile), David Millar (Saunier Duval) and 22 year-old rising stars Mark Cavendish (T-Mobile) and Geraint Thomas (Barloworld) won't have the chance to battle for the rights to wear the Union Jack at July's Tour. Event ogranisers announced the cancellation of this weekend's national championships just days before the scheduled run.

"The organisers deeply regret having to cancel these events," said race director Andy Cawley. "We have been working with the police during this very difficult situation and understand they are very stretched. We felt the responsible decision was to cancel the events. We will now work with British Cycling to look at potential new dates."

An announcement from the organisers read: "The race organisers felt it was important the emergency services and police were not asked to divert resources to helping with the cycle race when the recovery from the severe weather is still ongoing. Also, some sections of the routes for the June 30 and July 1 races are still closed."

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council will now work with British Cycling to organise an alternative, post-Tour date for the event.