COPENHAGEN: Denmark’s staging of the Tour de France‘s begin, often known as the ‘Grand Depart‘, has been pushed again a 12 months 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 (A.S.O), to postpone internet hosting the primary three days of the tour, it mentioned.
The beginning of subsequent 12 months’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 brand new June 26 begin date of the 2021 Tour, nonetheless, 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 1-3, 2022, the Danish organisers mentioned.
“I’m glad that we’ve succeeded in securing a Danish tour begin in 2022,” mayor of Copenhagen and chairman of Grand Depart Copenhagen Denmark, Frank Jensen, mentioned in an announcement.
“We’re many who’ve been trying ahead to getting the Tour de France to Denmark subsequent 12 months, and now we sadly have to attend a bit of longer,” Jensen mentioned.
It was not instantly clear the place subsequent 12 months’s Tour de France would start.