The French president, Emmanuel Macron, beats, according to French newspaper real, that it will not run the Tour de France in July this year – because of the worldwide coronaviruses.
It is the French media Le Progres, who – after Macron on Monday night it had extended the curfew in France until 11. may concludes that this year’s Tour de France can not be held as scheduled – starting in late June.
In a speech to the people struck the president fixed, there’s going to be several months before the larger crowds can be assembled.
“The big festivals and events with a large audience will not be able to (to be held, red.) until, at the earliest, in the middle of July,” came the message from Macron.
It means, according to Le Progres, that it is de facto impossible to run the Tour de France after the planned dates’. In the first instance, claimed to the newspaper to have been in telephone contact with the Macron, who denied that the Tour could be carried out as planned. But the sentence was soon after picked out of the article.
the Newspaper writes now instead that ‘sources’ say that the Tour does not run in July – and, instead, can be settled in august.
the OLYMPICS in Tokyo and the european football championship had already been moved to 2021, while this year’s Wimbledon tennis in June has been cancelled.
the Tour de France is without comparison the largest and most important races on the calendar economic for both riders, teams and sponsors.