Countryside level crossing holds up peloton as Women’s Tour rides through Suffolk

The Women's Tour heads through Woodbridge

The Women's Tour heads through Woodbridge

A level crossing in the Suffolk countryside held up dozens of cyclists in the Aviva Women’s Tour this afternoon, organisers confirmed.

The peloton was held up while a train went through a level crossing, thought to be in Melton.

It is widely reported on Twitter that the peloton was delayed at the level crossing by around one minute.

However, a spokesman for The Aviva Women’s Tour said the incident “did not affect the outcome of the race”.

The spokesman said: “Stopping a race for a level crossing is standard safety protocol. The peloton was held up but this is standard for races around the world.

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“There was a break around 30 seconds ahead of the peloton which passed the level crossing safely.

“The incident did not affect the outcome of the race.”

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