Lappartient: It'll be a disaster if the Tour de France is not held in September

BERLIN GERMANY MARCH 01 David Lappartient president UCI looks on during day 5 of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships Berlin at Velodrom on March 01 2020 in Berlin Germany Photo by Maja HitijGetty Images
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UCI President David Lappartient has said admitted 'it'll be a disaster' if the Tour de France is not held in September as part of the new men's WorldTour calendar that was presented on Tuesday, revealing the end of June as a deadline for a final decision on the Grand Boucle and the UCI's own Road World Championships.

The new calendar confirmed the Tour de France for August 29-September 20, with the Giro d'Italia between October 3-25, the Vuelta a España from October 20 to November 8. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.