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Tour de l’Avenir 2020 is cancelled
31 July 2020

Tour de l'Avenir 2020

Press release

Tour de l’Avenir 2020 is cancelled

31 July 2020

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⚠️ The Alpes Vélo organisation regrets that it has had to cancel the 57th edition of the Tour de l’Avenir, which had been rescheduled to a reduced format of six days and was due to take place from 14 to 19 August.

This decision was taken on the basis of responsibility when, unlike the main players in professional cycling, and in particular the World Tour and the Tour de France (scheduled from 29 August to 20 September), it seems complex to scrupulously ensure that all health precautions are respected in the context of an event that was due to welcome 23 teams, most of them national selections from the European, African, Asian and American continents. The disparity in the health guarantees taken prior to the event, and the need for a “hermetic bubble” within these formations from regions of the world with different levels of awareness, risked affecting the absolute priority that must be given to health conditions.

It was naturally in consultation – and with full understanding – with the partners and local authorities associated with the race that the Alpes Vélo organisation resolved to cancel the event, which was considered to be a real Tour de France for international hopefuls (under 23) and was to be the first round of the 2020 UCI Nations Cup.

The history of the Tour de l’Avenir also includes other episodes which, for various reasons, have led to the event being held on a temporary basis, but the organisation is already looking ahead to 2021, to return to the usual format of around ten days in August and a Grand Start already scheduled from Charleville-Mézières (Ardennes), which was to launch the event this year according to the initial plan.

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