Sport and the Tour de France are not a priority

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The Tour de France is not a priority for the government, according to the French Minister for Sports.

Roxana Maracineanu, who had previously suggested that the Grand Tour de France could take place without the millions of spectators, said that public health was taking precedence over sport and that the Tour could be abandoned in 2020.

His words came as a report in the Belgian media revealed UCI’s plans for the revamped WorldTour calendar, starting with Strade Bianche on August 1.

According to a French newspaper The team, Sports Minister Maracineanu said, “What is certain is that sport will not be a priority in our society.

“It is not a priority today in decisions made by the government.”

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