Tour de France to now start on Aug. 29

The Tour de France might be raced from August 29 to Sept. 20, organisers of the occasion introduced on Wednesday, suspending biking’s flagship occasion initially slated to start on June 27 due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The new dates, the newest ever for the Tour based in 1903, comply with the extension of a ban on public gatherings till mid-July.

The race would comply with the identical route as the unique itinerary with a start in Nice.

While the information comes as a reduction to skilled biking groups and followers, it additionally strikes the three-week race out of its conventional slot in the summertime holidays the place crowds of round 12 million would have been anticipated to collect in festive spirit.

With the Olympics and Euro 2020 each postponed, the Tour is the final main occasion remaining on the summer season sports activities calendar.

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