Tour de France postpones Copenhagen departure

Tour de France postpones Copenhagen departure
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  • calendar-gray 03 August 2020

The Tour de France’s departure in Copenhagen has been pushed back a year to 2022, APA reports citing BBC.

The Grand Départ was scheduled for 2021 but has been moved to avoid a clash with Euro 2020 games which are being held in the city next year.

Euro 2020 was rescheduled to next year due to coronavirus.

Copenhagen Mayor Frank Jensen said: “Many of us have been looking forward to getting the Tour de France to Denmark next year, and now we unfortunately have to wait a little longer.

“On the other hand, Danes can look forward to an even bigger bang of a yellow folk festival in 2022, when the Tour start will not be squeezed by the European Championships and the Olympics and we have hopefully got the coronavirus at a greater distance”.

There were due to be three stages in Copenhagen – a 13km (8 mile) time trial and two road stages.

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