Opinion: Too many questions surround 2020 Tour de France

Sunflowers on stage 14 of the Tour de France
The peloton rides through sunflowers on a stage of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The UCI and the Grand Tour organisers have, with great hubris, announced a rescheduled late 2020 season, starting with the Tour de France at the end of August, with other races before and the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana afterwards in October and November. 

This decision has been taken well before we know just how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will play out in the next months. At best, the Tour de France could be a morale-boosting flash of normality after a dark summer of lockdown and a life-saving effort for the sport of cycling. At worst, it could be a public health and public relations nightmare that could irreparably harm the sport.

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Laura Weislo
Managing Editor

Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.