Just about every other major sporting event planned for this summer has either been cancelled or postponed, except for the Tour de France. Showing classic French stubbornness, the ASO has not ruled out a Grand Boucle this year, suggesting at one point that it could be held without roadside fans (good luck) or that it might be postponed for a month, presumably starting at the end of July.
We are very interested in this because whatever decision is made will affect one of our biggest tours of the year, our support package for the Etape du Tour. We are nearly certain that this event will not run as scheduled, since it’s the beginning of July, but we are also equally sure that postponing an event that sees 15,000+ riders from all over the world cannot simply be pushed off a month. Our hope (other than the two events running as scheduled) is that both will simply be postponed till 2021, keeping the course as is.
Any thoughts on this? In one way I sort of like the attitude of ASO right now because it gives us a glimmer of hope that we’ll have a summer after all.
I’ll leave you with a few photos from our Etape tours from years gone by, hopefully to brighten your day.