Of course, the fact that it was already dark as the ceremony was taking place was another reminder that this tour was taking place two months later than usual due to Covid-19. There were others. Only 5,000 spectators were allowed on the Champs Elysées, making the last day feel less crowded and less hectic. It was also considerably cooler than normal.
The fact that the race reached the French capital, however, was impressive; testifies not only to the protocols in place, but also to the bloodthirsty spirit of the ASO organizers and the French government.
There were times when it seemed risky. Starting from Nice three weeks ago, a city in one of the “red zones” of France with particularly high infection rates, the threat of the two-stroke rule is still present and you are absent, with teams to send. at home if two or more of their 30 employees have tested positive within a seven-day period.