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COVID-19 Latest: Tour De France Postponed ‘Until Late August’

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.

 

 

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