French press reports that the ASO continues to plan for the Tour de France to start on its initially scheduled date of June 27.
The most important race of cycling could still go ahead with a stripped back set-up that safeguards the health of the riders and spectators.
According to Le Parisien, some teams have been told that the ASO remains firm in its intentions to run the Tour as planned.
France’s sports minister has defended the importance of the event.
“We are in contact with [race organisers] ASO,” Maracineanu told France Inter radio, while talking about the Olympic Games and other sports. “It is of paramount importance that these events can be held.”
ASO have been tight-lipped about the chances of the Tour going ahead, with race director Christian Prudhomme saying recently: “Only two world wars have stopped the Tour de France.
“It is still more than a hundred days until the start of the Tour. The hunger for the race will be immense once activities are resumed.”