Copenhagen Grand Départ likely changing to 2022 as Italy eye first Tour de France start

Tour director Christian Prudhomme was in Bologna this week to hold talks with local officials

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Copenhagen's Tour de France Grand Départ is looking likely to be pushed back a year to 2022, while Italy is also eyeing hosting its first-ever French Grand Tour start.

With the rescheduled 2021 Olympic cycling dates causing a clash with the Tour, organisers had asked Copenhagen officials to move the dates back a week, as the 2020 edition had originally to make room for the Tokyo Games.

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