2020 Tour de France will not be held behind closed doors, says French minister for sport

Julian Alaphilippe leading the 2019 Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)

French minister for sport Roxana Maracineanu has said that the 2020 Tour de France will not be held behind closed doors if it goes ahead as currently scheduled from August 29 to September 20.

Fresh doubts were cast on the feasibility of holding the 2020 Tour this week after French prime minister Edouard Philippe announced the prohibition of public gatherings of 5,000 people or more until September due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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