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Tour de France rescheduled to August because of Covid-19 pandemic

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.

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Chris Froome will retire from Ineos at the end of the season

Chris Froome will retire from Ineos at the end of the season, racing for Israel Start-Up Nation, Dave Brailsford said the cause.

Although UCI’s professional road bike racing village has not been able to resume the tournaments, it has witnessed a great event. British horned Chris Froome, who has won the Tour de France’s four-time yellow jersey for the Tour de France, decided to break up with the Ineos team (formerly the mighty Sky team) at the end of this season to move to Israel.

Chris Froome said goodbye to Ineos

The 35-year-old racer was born in Nairobi (Kenya), who won the title of individual champion in all three grand tournaments. This includes Tour de France (Grand Tour in France), Giro d’Italia (Grand Tour in Italy) and Vuelta an Espana (Grand Tour in Spain), recently signed a long-term contract with the Israel Start-Up Nation bicycle racing team (only established from 2015 to present) and will leave Ineos at the end of this season, after 10 years of sticking together.

The fact that Froome, a veteran expert at Tour de France, announced his decision to break up Ineos in the middle of the season. This caused a lot of turmoil and disturbance. But clearly, people can understand his decision.

Although he will bid farewell to Ineos later this season, Froome’s name is still “structured” on the roster of teams attending the Tour de France 2020, with Bernal and Thomas. His goal is still aiming to win the 5th gold shirt, but “must depend on the situation” on the track.

Froome also said goodbye to the racing team

To clarify all the issues, shortly after, Brailsford gave a more detailed explanation of the reason Froome had to break up with Ineos. Cycling commentator Brian Nygaard (Danish, who used to be a media official when Ineos was named Sky) was very interested in Froome’s “new move” and excitedly waited for him to face the team.