Cycling

Tour de France postponed until August - report

Egan Bernal (Getty Images)
Egan Bernal (Getty Images)

The Tour de France will begin on 29 August instead of its scheduled start date in Nice of 27 June, the Dauphine newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Tour organisers were forced to postpone cycling's biggest event after Monday's announcement by French president Emmanuel Macron outlawing mass gatherings until mid-July because of coronavirus.

According to the paper based in city of Grenoble near the Alps, the race will now finish on the Champs-Elysees on 20 September.

Organisers ASO were unavailable for comment to confirm the new dates.

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