Tour de France must find new dates as public event restrictions continue

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at the Elysee Palace in Paris (by LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Cycling’s Tour de France is set to require new dates for its 2020 edition after French President, Emmanuel Macron, stated that restrictions on public events in the country will continue until mid-July.

Speaking yesterday (Monday), Macron said “major festivals and events with a large audience” will not be able to be held until at least mid-July. The Tour de France, organised by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), is scheduled for June 27 to July 19 and to date, organisers have been steadfast in their belief that cycling’s most famous race will continue.

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