The cyclist, Martyn Uzzell, hit the pothole in North Yorkshire, and was thrown into the path of an oncoming car. His widow called on the local authority to repair the roads properly in advance of the arrival of le Tour de France in 2014.
Martyn Uzzell was taking part in a Land's End to John O'Groats ride for charity when he was killed in June 2011.
The defect - next to a drainage gully - had been reported by a policeman a month before, and inspected twice by North Yorkshire County Council.
However, the local authority failed to take action to rectify the hazard, claiming that it wasn't deep enough to warrant fixing at that time.