Tour de France: the recipe for disaster, warns a public health expert | sport

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Devi Sridhar, the president of global public health at the University of Edinburgh and also a key Scottish government adviser on the Covid-19 pandemic, described the plan to organize the Tour de France in August as a “recipe for a desaster”.

“The right thing to do is cancel this year,” she said. “It is a painful decision but they have no choice. “

The Tour was this week moved from its original start date at the end of June to a new Grand Départ in Nice on August 29, following the ban on all major public events until July 11 by French President Emmanuel Macron.

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