Tour de France: Too early for decision on 2020 race – sports minister


Egan Bernal became the youngest rider in 110 years to win the Tour de France in 2019

It is too early to decide whether this summer’s Tour de France will go ahead, says France’s sports minister.

Most major sporting events have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, including the Olympic Games and football’s European Championships.

Roxana Maracineanu has said France could host the Tour, which she called “a monument of sport” and due to run from 27 June to 19 July, without fans.

“But there’s a time for everything. We have a more urgent fight,” she said.