The planned start of the Tour de France in Denmark in 2021 – the three-day Grand Départ – has been postponed by a year.
Last week, the start of the 2021 Tour was brought forward six days so as not to conflict with the men’s road race at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.
But the new start date of June 26 is two days before Copenhagen hosts a match of the last 16 of the revamped Euro 2020 soccer tournament.
The Danish Grand Départ will now take place from July 1 to 3, 2022.
“I am happy that we managed to secure the start of the Danish Tour in 2022,” said the mayor of Copenhagen and chairman of the Danish Grand Départ, Frank Jensen.
The 2020 Grand Départ will take place in Nice from August 29 to 31 – the first time that the start will take place in mainland France since 2016.