The Tour de France continues at the end of August after a delay in the coronavirus


The 107th edition of the Tour will start in Nice and end in Paris

The postponed Tour de France 2020 will now start on August 29, following the extension of the ban on mass gatherings by the French government until mid-July due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The biggest cycling event, won last year by Egan Bernal of the Ineos team, was originally scheduled to take place from June 27 to July 19.

“Organizing this event in the best possible conditions is considered essential given its central place in the cycling economy,” said UCI, the sport’s governing body.

Many large-scale sporting events scheduled to take place this summer have been canceled, such as Wimbledon, or postponed by a year, such as the European Football Championship and the Summer Olympics.

Quadruple winner Chris Froome is expected to return to this year’s Tour, which should start in Nice, after missing the 2019 race following a high-speed crash in which he broke his neck, thighbone, elbow, hip and ribs.

He tweeted: