Tour de France focused on postponement not cancellation, according to confidential email

Julian Alaphilippe and Thibaut Pinot
Julian Alaphilippe and Thibaut Pinot during the 2019 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Organisers of the Tour de France are working on a postponement of this year's race rather than a total cancellation, according to the Reuters news agency.

The 2020 Tour de France is still scheduled for its original date of June 27-July 19 but is expected to be postponed by several weeks due to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has so caused more than 13,000 deaths in France and has swept across Europe and around the world.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

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.