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 stated in a press release 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 stated.
The beginning of subsequent yr’s Tour de France was final week introduced ahead by six days to keep away from clashing with the boys’s highway race on the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. The brand 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 1-3, 2022, the Danish organisers stated. “I’m joyful that we’ve succeeded in securing a Danish tour begin in 2022,” mayor of Copenhagen and chairman of Grand Depart Copenhagen Denmark, Frank Jensen, stated in a press release.
“We’re many who’ve been wanting ahead to getting the Tour de France to Denmark subsequent yr, and now we sadly have to attend a bit longer,” Jensen stated.
It was not instantly clear the place subsequent yr’s Tour de France would start.