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Sport French sports minister evokes Tour de France spectator ban

15:50  26 march  2020
15:50  26 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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French sports minister Roxana Maracineanusays this year's Tour de France could be staged without spectators in a bid to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The French government is in talks with Tour organisers about the future of the June 27-July 19 edition of world cycling's top event which

The Tour de France ( French pronunciation: [tuʁ də fʁɑ̃s]) is an annual men's multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France , while also occasionally passing through nearby countries.

a group of people sitting at a table drinking wine: French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu raises notion of Tour de France spectator ban © Philippe LOPEZ French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu raises notion of Tour de France spectator ban

French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu says this year's Tour de France could be staged without spectators in a bid to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

The French government is in talks with Tour organisers about the future of the June 27-July 19 edition of world cycling's top event which draws more than 10 millions fans annually to the roads of France.

All options are being considered including postponement or cancellation of the event which has been raced every year in peacetime since 1903, the minister said.

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Reports in France suggest the Tour , which is still scheduled for June 27 - July 19, could still go ahead with a stripped back set-up that safeguards the health of the riders and spectators . France ’s sports minister Maracineanu has defended the importance of the event as all other sport across the globe

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"Everything is imaginable. We have(imposed spectator bans) for other competitions before, even though it won't have the same impact because the business model of the Tour doesn't depend on ticket sales like football or rugby," she told France Bleu radio station on Wednesday.

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and the Euro 2020 football championships has focused attention on the Tour which winds its way for thousands of miles through the towns and villages of France in a wide loop for three weeks ending on the Champs Elysees in Paris.

"I think that today everybody is aware and responsible about the period of isolation we are going through and everyone knows the reasons and the benefits that it can bring to all," she said.

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The 1910 Tour de France was the eighth edition of the Tour de France , taking place 3 to 31 July. It consisted of 15 stages over 4,734 kilometres (2,942 mi), ridden at an average speed of 28.680 km/h. It was the first Tour to enter the Pyrenees mountains.

The Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports ("Ministre de la Jeunesse et des Sports ", alternatively translated " Minister of Youth and Sports ") is, in the Government of France , the cabinet member in charge of national and public sport associations, youth affairs

"So finally it wouldn't be so bad because you could still watch it on TV."

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