Lappartient: I remain optimistic that the Tour de France will go ahead

UCI President David Lappartient at Strade Bianche
UCI president David Lappartient at Strade Bianche (Image credit: Betini Photo)

David Lappartient was at Strade Bianche to see the return of men's and women's WorldTour racing, and despite growing number of COVID-19 cases in some European locations and the return of some restrictive measures, the UCI president remains quietly optimistic that the full rescheduled race calendar can go ahead, including the Tour de France.

As the mayor of the small French commune Sarzeau, Lappartient understands the problems and dangers of the coronavirus pandemic but is mixing his optimism with pragmatism.

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