Row brewing as Plumelec mayor doesn't want to host French championships

French champion Warren Barguil (Arkea-Samsic)
French champion Warren Barguil (Arkea-Samsic) (Image credit: Team Arkea-Samsic)

The mayor of Plumelec in north west France, host town for this year’s French national road championships, has said that he no longer wants to stage the event over fears of it fuelling renewed cases of COVID-19 in the region. 

The French nationals are due to be staged on August 21-23 in the Brittany town and a row between Mayor Stephane Hamon and the French Cycling Federation over going ahead with the championships has been brewing for the past month or so. 

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