Tour de France Postponed To The End Of August

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The most popular and prestigious cycling race, Tour de France originally set to run from 27 June to 19 July this year, has been rescheduled to 29 August and will be finished on 20 September in Paris due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The route will remain the same, beginning in Nice and ending in Paris. The 107th edition will feature eight mountain stages with four summit finishes, nine flat stages, three hilly stages, and one individual time trial on the penultimate day.

The Tour de France has been an annual meeting in the sporting landscape since its first edition in 1903, 116 years ago. It has only been canceled for world wars, skipping 1915-1918 and 1940-1946.

Four-time winner Chris Froome is set to return to this year’s Tour, after he missed the 2019 race following a high-speed accident after a 40mph crash in which he broke his neck, hip, ribs, elbow, and fractured his femur.

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