Due to Corona virus the 2020 Tour de France has been rescheduled by UCI and ASO from 29 August to 20 September. This news is followed by a video conference between UCI and representative of race organisers and that was also decided that all the races will not take place till July 1.
Prudhomme said “The Tour will take place two months later than planned. It’s never taken place so late before in its history, but it will take place from August 29 to September 20 and on the same parcours, I had 49 elected officials from the host towns on the phone yesterday and they all gave their support.”
The new dates will affect the Vuelta a Espana and also on the postponed Giro d’italia on which UCI have said that these were going to take place after the world championship.
Major sporting events postponed until 2021 or cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic. The Tokyo Olympic Games and the Euro 2020 and Copa America football tournaments have been put back to the summer of 2021, while this year’s edition of Wimbledon has been cancelled
Christian Prudhomme said on the new dates that if these dates actually works then this will be the latest date on which it has ever taken place. The last latest tour happened in 1908 when Lucien Petit Breton achieved his second victory.
The tour was originally scheduled from 27 July to 29 July which has no meaning when the French president announced the ban on public gatherings.
France is currently in a state of lockdown and the country has reported more than 15,000 deaths since the coronavirus pandemic began.