Bahamontes: We need to deal with coronavirus before thinking about 2020 Tour de France dates

Federico Bahamontes, the legendary "Eagle of Toledo", took part in the podium presentations.
Federico Bahamontes - the legendary Eagle of Toledo - during the Vuelta podium presentation (Image credit: Sirotti)

1959 Tour de France winner, Federico Bahamontes, says that debates on how and when the Tour can take place make little sense until the coronavirus pandemic is resolved.

"Health is what matters the most. If you're not healthy, you're stuffed," Bahamontes, with his usual direct style, told Cyclingnews

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.