French newspapers are reporting the Tour de France, the world’s #1 annual cycling event, has been postponed until late August.
L’Equipe and Le Parisien have headlined a start date of 29 August with the 3-week race concluding on 20 September.
Amaury Sport Organisation, the company behind the Tour along with a series of other major events including La Vuelta, have not released an official statement and have not replied to requests for information.
Initially scheduled for a 27 June start in the city of Nice, this is now not possible after French President Emmanuel Macron announced an extension of the Stage 4 nationwide lockdown plus mass gatherings and major events cancelled until mid-July, and possibly longer.
As of Wednesday morning there were also reports of European borders being closed for an indefinite period, thus preventing inbound travel to France.
More to come.