Denmark’s staging of the Tour de France’s get started, referred to as the ‘Grand Depart’, has been driven again a yr to 2022, Danish organisers mentioned in a remark on Monday.
The Danish organisation charged with making plans the beginning of the Tour de France has come to an settlement with French Tour organisers, Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O), to delay webhosting the primary 3 days of the excursion, it mentioned.
The get started of subsequent yr’s Tour de France was once closing week introduced ahead by means of six days to keep away from clashing with the lads’s highway race on the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. The new June 26 get started date of the 2021 Tour, then again, created a conflict for Denmark with football’s European Championship, which is being held in towns throughout Europe, together with Copenhagen.
The Danish get started to the Tour will now be held from July 1-3, 2022, the Danish organisers mentioned. “I am happy that we have succeeded in securing a Danish tour start in 2022,” mayor of Copenhagen and chairman of Grand Depart Copenhagen Denmark, Frank Jensen, mentioned in a remark.
“We are many who have been looking forward to getting the Tour de France to Denmark next year, and now we unfortunately have to wait a little longer,” Jensen mentioned.
It was once now not instantly transparent the place subsequent yr’s Tour de France would start.