'No quarantine obligation' makes riding both Tour de France and Tokyo Olympics possible

Earlier reports suggested athletes would have to quarantine in Tokyo but instead 'strict rules' will be enforced in light of the coronavirus pandemic

(Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

The Tokyo Olympics will not require athletes to quarantine before competing, meaning cyclists will be able to target both the Tour de France and the Games this summer.

Reports from Belgian and Dutch media last week suggested a quarantine would be introduced for athletes in Tokyo, supposedly scuppering the chances of those riders who wished to target both Tour de France glory and gold medals in Japan.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.