March 27 Update: Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has just announced that we will be under house arrest for another two weeks, with possibility of parole after April 15th. I doubt anyone really believes it’s going to be that easy, though, and the government’s scientific experts recommend four weeks. May Day could be quite the party this year.
By May Day I think that ASO will have caved in finally and either have cancelled the Tour de France or postponed it to later in the year or 2021. The thing is, there’s only so much ‘later’ in this year and it’s getting crowded with classics races (all of them, basically) and two other Grand Tours (Giro & Vuelta). It’s probably not going to be possible to run them all. That’s why I love this so much.
Multiple Grand Tour stage winner, Matteo Trentin, has tweeted the idea of having a European ‘Super Tour’, starting in Rome, riding through Madrid and finishing in Paris, the 3 Grand Tour countries and incidentally the 3 most affected by CV19 on the continent so far.
Why not organize only one GT this year? Start in Rome , passing through Madrid , finish in Paris. All the best on the start and a great way to reunite all the people with a bike race after this horrible time! #3GTn1
— Matteo Trentin (@MATTEOTRENTIN) March 24, 2020
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I think you are right, there will be no Tour de France or Etape du Tour. I love the crazy super tour idea. Unfortunately, I think this virus will be with us through 2021…
I hope you’re wrong on that one, but I wouldn’t doubt it.