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US News Covid-19. The presentation of the Tour de France 2021 postponed to Sunday

21:10  27 october  2020
21:10  27 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Le Palais des congrès de Paris devait accueillir jeudi la cérémonie de présentation du Tour 2021. © Tour de France The Palais des Congrès de Paris was to host the presentation ceremony of the Tour 2021 on Thursday.

Scheduled for this Thursday, October 29 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, the ceremony presentation of the Tour de France 2021 is postponed to Sunday due to the health crisis. The course will finally be presented during an exceptional edition of the Stade 2 broadcast.

There will be no presentation of the Tour de France 2021 on Thursday at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. The organizers decided to cancel the ceremony due to the health crisis and the resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The course will finally be presented on Sunday during an exceptional edition of the Stade 2 program, ASO said.

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PRESENTATION OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE 2021: MEETING ON SUNDAY! # TDF2021 pic.twitter.com/nifWHtd9gq

- Tour de France (@LeTour) October 27, 2020

The 2021 edition of the Tour de France is scheduled from Saturday June 26 to Sunday July 18. The start will be from Brest and will stay five days in the West, including four in Brittany and one in Mayenne.

The organizers have so far only formalized the Grand Départ in Brittany, the host region for the kick-off of the 108th edition of the biggest race in the world.

Modified program

La Grande Boucle 2021 was initially scheduled to start from Copenhagen for the first of three Danish stages. But the impossibility of reconciling the calendar with another major sporting event in the capital of Denmark, the Football Euro, led to the change of venue, since the unchanged program of the Tokyo Olympics competitions did not allow a shift of dates.

This upheaval had the consequence of modifying the program of the first week of the race, according to the explanations of the director of the Tour Christian Prudhomme last month.

The ASO team in charge of the course, on all fronts before and after the Tour de France 2020 which took place from August 29 to September 20 (victory for Tadej Pogacar), had to proceed to its reconnaissance later than 'usually.

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