The tour, the foremost world biking occasion and the solely main sporting occasion that continues to preserve its confirmed dates this summer time, lives pending the coronavirus however with a double perspective; the foremost one, that the pandemic be managed at the finish of June and the chance of delaying the begin of the race after the cancellation of the Olympic Games.
If there are not any modifications, which at the second is presumed to be very sophisticated, the biking race begins on Saturday June 27 at the good metropolis that now, like the remainder of France, it’s confined by the pandemic. The 2020 Tour ends as normal on the Avenida de los Champs Elysees in Paris, Sunday July 19. The group may ponder a delay in order that runners, confined in nations like Spain and with out the chance of hitting the street to prepare, had extra time to put together, assuming that in the month of June, or earlier, they started to rise up. The restrictions.
Declarations in France
This week, the newspaper ‘Le Parisien’ collected the statements of the Tour group by which he assured that the check was going to be held on the scheduled dates, though with the chance of creating essential restrictions for the security of each the public and the riders. Among different proposals being studied can be the elimination of the promoting caravan that strikes greater than 400 automobiles every day in entrance of the platoon, the suspension of the ‘village’, the restricted space the place the sponsors present their merchandise and the company style the native gastronomy, and severe limitations on entry and make contact with with brokers.
The Tour introduced the begin ahead one week (as an alternative of beginning on July 3) to keep away from coincide with the Games. The cyclists had been scheduled to journey instantly from Paris to Tokyo and, even, a number of groups and federations had already reserved ‘enterprise class’ locations in order that the riders may comfortably journey to Tokyo on the identical Sunday at the finish of the French spherical.
The date of July 3
The concept of the Tour, as this newspaper has been in a position to know, can be determined, of not having the ability to hold the scheduled dates, in delaying the check one week to begin on July Three and finish on July 25. Unlike the Games, it barely strikes 200 athletes and also you solely have to take into account administrative permits when it comes to street security and management, and transfer the dates in resort reservations. There are not any infrastructures created, other than the fences and cell gadgets which can be mounted and dismounted every single day, so, on this facet, it doesn’t matter to attain a selected metropolis or mountain with per week of delay.
Hardly, in accordance to the identical sources, the Tour would ponder a delay past July 3 since the need is that the check runs in July and doesn’t occupy dates in August. Furthermore, on this method, with the pandemic beneath management, there can be no want to delay Return, which begins on August 14, by way of coronavirus, in the Dutch metropolis of Utrecht. The Spanish spherical can be owned by the Tour.
ASO, the organizing firm, has already canceled, for now, the Paris-Roubaix, the Walloon Arrow and the Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The Criterium del Dauphiné is scheduled for the starting of June, the place the official biking competitors is scheduled to resume if the drama of the coronavirus permits it. The runners, if the season was restarted in June, would solely have three races – the Tour of Switzerland and the Tour of Occitania, other than the Dauphiné – to put together for the Tour, and likewise for the nationwide championships, since it is extremely troublesome to assign dates of June, every time the sanitary circumstances permit it, to the races canceled this spring.