Copenhagen, August 3
Denmark’s staging of the Tour de France’s begin, often called the ‘Grand Depart’, has been pushed again a yr to 2022, Danish organisers mentioned in an announcement on Monday.
The Danish organisation charged with planning the beginning of the Tour de France has come to an settlement with French Tour organisers, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), to postpone internet hosting the primary three days of the tour, it mentioned.
The begin of subsequent yr’s Tour de France was final week introduced ahead by six days to keep away from clashing with the lads’s street race on the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.
The new June 26 begin date of the 2021 Tour, nevertheless, created a conflict for Denmark with soccer’s European Championship, which is being held in cities throughout Europe, together with Copenhagen.
The Danish begin to the Tour will now be held from July 1 to three, 2022, the Danish organisers mentioned.
“I am happy that we have succeeded in securing a Danish tour start in 2022,” mayor of Copenhagen and chairman of Grand Depart Copenhagen Denmark, Frank Jensen, mentioned in an announcement.
“We are many who have been looking forward to getting the Tour de France to Denmark next year, and now we unfortunately have to wait a little longer,” Jensen mentioned.
It was not instantly clear the place subsequent yr’s Tour de France would start. Reuters