Sport Tour de France 2021. Brittany is officially a candidate to host the Grand Départ

20:45  03 august  2020
20:45  03 august  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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The 2021 Tour de France will no longer depart from Copenhagen, Denmark, the information is now official as of Monday. The Brittany region, through the voice of its president Loïg Chesnais-Girard, confirms to Ouest-France that it is a good candidate to host the Grand Départ of the event. Le Télégramme newspaper revealed last week that Brittany could finally replace the Danish capital ... But other regions have also been surveyed by the organizer of the Tour.

The 2021 Tour de France will therefore not start from Denmark and Copenhagen. City Mayor Mark Jensen confirmed the news on Monday morning, announcing that Copenhagen will host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2022, a year behind schedule. The postponement of the Euro football (potentially with matches in Copenhagen at the same time in the summer of 2021) indeed prevents, for security reasons, the start of the Tour next year in Denmark ...

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Therefore, d where could the Tour de France 2022 go? The newspaper Le Télégramme revealed last week that Brittany was on pole to replace the Danish capital. This Monday, Ouest-France is able to confirm that the western region of France is keen to host the Grand Départ.

"This is an opportunity for Brittany"

Loïg Chesnais-Girard, President of the Region, is thus on the front line on the matter, in direct contact with ASO, the organizing company of the Tour de France. For several days now, he has been personally involved in ensuring that Bretons, cycling enthusiasts, can see the Grande Boucle leave from home, something they have not seen since 2008 and the Grand Départ in Brest. With Pierre Pouliquen, vice-president in charge of sports for the region, they are hopeful of being able to make concrete progress on this project in the coming days. "The announcement from Copenhagen officially opens up prospects, told us Loïg Chesnais-Girard on Monday. I can confirm that Brittany is a candidate (for the Grand Départ) , this is an opportunity on which I am committed! »

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Brest or Rennes?

It remains to be seen, from now on, where the Tour de France 2021 could start. Brest or Rennes? The two largest cities in the region are on the rise these days… One has already seen the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in 2008, the other has no longer served as a launch for the Grande Boucle. since 1964. Unless one of the towns of Morbihan finally manages to win the jackpot ...

Or another region?

But let us recall that according to our information, Brittany is not the only region to have been surveyed by ASO to host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France. The Hauts-de-France, in particular, another region keen on cycling, might be keen to see the Grande Boucle start from their region. You have to go back to 2001, in Dunkirk, to see the last start of the Tour from the North of France. ASO now has the cards in hand…

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© Twitter / Région Bretagne The map of the five museums which offer an exhibition on pancakes and pancakes, widely mocked on social networks. To promote a series of exhibitions on the history of Breton pancakes and pancakes, the Brittany Region has released a video clip. It shows a map of the Breton region including several anomalies, which Internet users have not failed to point out.

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