Tour de France sets deadline day for decision on whether race can go ahead

Christian Prudhomme is said to be confident the race will still go ahead

Christian Prudhomme (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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The Tour de France has apparently set a final deadline of May 15 to decide whether the 107th edition of the race will go ahead.

This is according to Belgian broadcaster RTBF, who interviewed two French mayors on their concerns of hosting the French Grand Tour during the coronavirus pandemic before revealing the deadline date decided by race organiser ASO and Christian Prudhomme.

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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.