As per the recent updates from the organisers, the Danish start to the Tour de France will now be held from July 1st to 3rd in 2022.
In the wake of Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the Euro 2020 has already been pushed back till next summer, which eventually has forced the Danish Grand Depart in Copenhagen to be delayed until 2022.
This decision is taken to avoid the clash between the Grand Depart event and rescheduled European Championships football tournament next summer.
The 2021 tour was originally planned to start from Friday, July 2nd with a trial run of 13 km in Copenhagen, followed by 2 more such events in Denmark and an early rest day before the peloton moves to France.
However, the rescheduling of the Olympics will force the 2021 Tour to start a week early that is around 26th June, which will clash with the Euro 2020 Tournament’s second round which will be hosted by Copenhagen.
As per the Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen, He is quite happy that they could secure the Danish Tour start in 2022 and unfortunately, they have to wait a little longer.
This gives them an opportunity to have a bigger and better yellow folk festival in 2022 and there will be no need to squeeze the Grand Depart between European Championships and the Olympics, adding to that the risk of Coronavirus spread will be at a minimal too.
A same or similar kind of itinerary will be carried forward for the Tour de France in 2022, but we can’t be sure about it right now.
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