Warning of two-speed Tour de France if some riders train outdoors during Covid-19 lockdown

Groupama-FDJ's 2020 squad (Image credit: Groupama-FDJ)

Groupama-FDJ's performance director Frédéric Grappe has called for uniformity among professional riders during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, warning that "If some people can continue riding outside, we will have a two-speed Tour de France."

With the list of races postponed or cancelled now stretching into June and the Giro d'Italia postponed, most teams have closed down operations and told their riders to take a break from intense training.

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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.