Tour de France 2020 will go ahead – in August

Cycle sport’s high profile Tour de France looks to be going ahead despite the cancellation of other high profile sporting events.

Coronavirus has delayed or cancelled 2020’s scheduled Summer Olympics, Wimbledon and the football European Championships, so the decision to continue with the Tour de France – a month later than originally planned – could prove controversial.

Le Tour was set to take place 27 June to 19 July and will now run at the end of August – 29 August to 20 September. The route is unchanged, from Nice to Paris.

The women’s event, La Course by le Tour de France ave FDJ, will be delayed too, to an as yet to be determined date.

French President Macron banned large-scale events until mid-July.