The presentation of the Tour de France 2021 will not take place this Thursday, October 29 at 11:30 am at the Palais des Congrès in Paris as initially planned. The health situation and the foreseeable tightening of measures have forced the organizers to postpone the announcement of the next edition, which must leave Brest on June 26 before three other 100% Breton stages.
The Grand Departure initially planned for Copenhagen had indeed already been postponed to 2022 because of Covid-19. The presentation will take place on Sunday November 1 at 8 p.m. on the stage of Stade 2 (France 3). The France Télévisions group is one of the broadcasters of the event.
Like all sports, cycling has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. As a reminder, the Tour de France 2020 took place between the end of August and the month of September instead of the traditional July meeting, with drastic health constraints.
The event was won by the young Slovenian prodigy Tadej Pogacar (UAE), 22, who dispossessed his compatriot Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) of the yellow jersey during a time trial on the eve of the arrival on the Champs-Élysées. The rest of the season was also completely upset, with a Giro which has just ended with the victory at the finish of Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos), a Vuelta which is just beginning and classics in the chain which allowed the fresh world champion Julian Alaphilippe to shine …
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