Tour de France, the world’s leading road bike race, has been rescheduled to August this year, due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic. The original schedule of the Grand Tour on French soil this year was from June 27 until July 19. Meanwhile, the reorganized schedule will take place from August 29 until September 20 this year.
The reschedule of Tour de France 2020
Currently, France is still one of many countries in Europe that are executing orders to close and isolate society when more than 15,000 people die of corona virus. In this situation, many people are concerned that the Tour de France – a “sports icon” of France – will not take place in 2020.
However, when decided to reschedule the Tour de France schedule. By August, Director Prudhomme believed that this was originally a sign that France in particular, and the world in general, was gradually recovering from the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The UCI World Tour 2020 is currently heavily affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. While the organizers of the Giro d’Italia (Grand Tour in Italy) have not yet made an official decision on the fate of this year’s tournament, that the tournament will be canceled or rescheduled like the Grand Tour in France, the tournament.
Tour de France will take place 2 months later than the original schedule and plan. Historically, there has never been a tournament taking place at such a late time, but this year’s tournament will be postponed and will take place from August 29 until September 20 this year.
The Grand Tour in Spain – Vuetla a Espana, and the UCI World Road Bikes Tournament (to be held in Martigny – Switzerland) are still “motionless”.
The thing is, with the Tour de France moving to August and September, both of these tournaments will be greatly affected, as Vuelta a Espana 2020 is scheduled to take place from August 14 to September 6, while the World Championship expected to take place from September 20 to September 27.