Tour de France could be postponed until August

Egan Bernal rides on the Champs Elysees at the 2019 Tour de France
Egan Bernal rides on the Champs-Élysées at the 2019 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

With French president Emmanuel Macron confirming no major public events can be held until at least mid-July due to the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Tour de France will have to be postponed from its planned dates of June 27 to July 19. Spanish newspaper Marca has claimed that cycling's biggest race could be held between August 2-25, with more accurate dates more likely to be Saturday, August 1 to Sunday, August 23.

In an address to the nation, Macron extend the lockdown period for France until May 11 with only gradual lifting of the measures after that if the incidence of COVID-19 decreases.

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