BENDIGO cyclists have held onto the top three spots in the Tour of Tasmania after wild weather forced the cancellation of Wednesday's stage.
Stage four had to be abandoned after strong winds created dangerous conditions.
"After consultation with local police, Cycling Australia have made the call to cancel the stage today in the interest of rider and public safety," Cycling Australia's general manager of events Steve Peterson said.
"We look forward to some improved weather conditions later in the week, with the Tour expected to continue tomorrow (Thursday)."
Jack Haig remains in the Tour's yellow jersey, with fellow Bendigo cyclists Robbie Hucker and Darren Lapthorne in hot pursuit.
Hucker trails Haig by one minute 48 seconds, while Lapthorne is 3:05 behind the leader.
The Tour continues with a 79km road race on Thursday.