The Tour of Britain has been unveiled as a finalist at the prestigious Event Production Awards for the second year running.

Britain’s leading professional cycle race is one of five nominees – and the only cycling event – in the Sporting Event of the Year category. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in Hammersmith, London, on Thursday 5 March.

While the Tour of Britain narrowly missed out on the award 12 months ago, the Women’s Tour – its sister race – was named 2018’s Sporting Event of the Year.

Won by Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel, the 16th edition of the modern Tour in September 2019 attracted a roadside audience of 1.4 million. Procycling magazine described the event as “one of cycling’s wildest and most uncontrollable races.”

Featuring a world-class field included that included Grand Tour stage winners Mark Cavendish, Mikel Landa and Dylan Groenewegen, the race promoted community initiatives such as a National Land Art Competition and British Cycling-run coaching sessions.

With over 60 hours of live television coverage on ITV4 and a global TV audience of over 30 million, the 2019 Tour of Britain was worth £27.5m to the UK economy.

About the Event Production Awards

The Event Production Awards recognise excellence in the production and delivery of outdoor and live events, ranging from companies that play a key role in the supply chain and production teams to the companies and organisations that run the events.

Click here to find out more information about the Event Production Awards and see the full list of nominees.