There are new dates for the Tour de France 2020.
The ASO has changed the original, traditional dates in July and the tour will now take place from 29 August to 20 September.
This follows the President of France’s address on Monday evening, where large-scale events were banned in France until mid-July.
The organisers of the Tour de France, in agreement with the UCI, have decided to postpone the Tour de France to Saturday 29th August to Sunday 20th September 2020.
No change to the route
Initially scheduled to take place from the 27th of June to the 19th of July, the Tour de France will follow the same route from Nice to Paris.
Over the last few weeks, there have been constant talks between riders, teams, and the organisers. Everyone has been working on arranging a new schedule, in which the Tour de France takes pride of place.
The organisers of the Tour de France have reached agreement with all the different parties involved, from local communities to public authorities.
La Course and L’Etape also changed
The women’s event, La Course, which was initially scheduled to take place on the 19th of July on the Champs Elysées, will also be postponed to a date that is still to be determined. However, it will take place during the Tour de France 2020.
Equally, the 30th edition of the Etape du Tour cyclosportive, originally scheduled to take place on the 5th of July, will be postponed to a future date.
In addition, almost all the other events which are usually spread out over the summer will now be rescheduled to take place in September and October.
The Worlds will follow the Tour which will then be followed by the Giro.
After the Giro in late September, the Veuelta will take place after that.
Truly a strange year for cycling.