Coronavirus: Tour de France 2020 postponed to August 29

Published by Alexandre G. · Published on 3 June 2020 at 12h41
After President Macron’s statements as of the extension of confinement and ban of events with an audience until the summer, postponing the Tour de France 2020 was even more obvious. It's now official, the Great Loop will kick off in Nice on August 29, 2020 to finish on September 20 on the Champs-Elysées.

The Great Loop is complete. For several days, several rumors as for the future of the Tour de France 2020 have been shared. In-camera, cancelled or postponed, different scenarios let us think it will be a special edition of one of the most awaited yearly sport events in France. It's official since this Wednesday April 15, the Tour de France will take place from August 29 to September 20, 2020 which is two months after the initially planned date.

At the same time, in L'Equipe, the representatives of the different teams and the International Cyclist Union have planned to meet on Wednesday April 14, 2020 to make the final call on the new dates. So far, nothing official but everything is letting us think that it could be postponed to late August and finish on September 20 on the Champs-Elysées, and not be in-camera or worse, cancelled. Anyway, these last two options have already been swept aside a few days ago by the Tour de France president.

Interviewed by our peeras at La Montagne, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme doesn't seem to agree, explaining that "The Tour de France will not happen in cameras". To the Agence France PresseChristian Prudhomme confirmed Tour de France dates are the same as scheduled. "But it would be a lie to say we are not studying other options as for dates" he added. "We want to let a two-month window to racing cyclists". Christian Prudhomme said. Obviously, Emmanuel Macron’s announcements reshuffle cards of the Tour. And confirm the Tour president’s suppositions.

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