The future of the 2020 Tour de France, scheduled from June 27 to July 19, is debating due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, as admitted on Wednesday by the French Minister of sports, Roxana Maracineanu, in statements to the BFM television channel.
After the postponement this Tuesday of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games next year, the Tour de France It is the only major international event this summer that has not been canceled or postponed due to the expansion of the coronavirus. “The Tour is an emblematic and historical event for our country. Negotiations are still ongoing due to the uncertainty created by the epidemic to resume soccer and which also affects the Tour, “said Maracineanu.
The 2020 edition should depart Nice on June 27 and conclude on July 19 on the Champs Elysées in Paris. France has decreed strict confinement measures to stop Covid-19, although it still allows you to run around your home.
Maracineanu, a former Olympic silver medalist in Olympic swimming, warned that after the quarantine period athletes would need time to retrain between the end of the running of the bulls and the resumption of competitions, since “otherwise there will certainly be injuries”.