Tour de France Sports minister considers Tour with no spectators

Tour de France Sports minister considers Tour with no spectators

The Tour de France is thinking about the alternative of proceeding without fans, says France’s games serve.

The race is because of run from 27 June to 19 July yet is in question, with most significant games off in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We have [imposed onlooker bans] for different rivalries previously,” said Roxana Maracineanu.

“Yet, there’s a period for everything. We have an increasingly earnest battle, it’s still too soon to choose [to go ahead].”

She included: “How about we put all our exertion into ascending that mountain before handling the following one.”

Maracineanu said one thing for running the race ‘away from plain view was that “it won’t have the equivalent [financial] sway in light of the fact that the plan of action of the Tour doesn’t rely upon ticket deals like football or rugby”.

“Right now repression, everybody knows and capable,” she added to France Bleu.

“Everybody comprehends the advantages of remaining at home and consequently preferring the network show as opposed to the live show.”

The Giro d’Italia – set for 9-31 May – has been deferred, while a choice is still to be made on the last Grand Tour of the year, the Vuelta an Espana, which is because of start on 14 August.

The 2020 Olympic Games and football’s Euro 2020 are among the significant occasions previously deferred.


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