Tour de France – Roxana Maracineanu raises the possibility of a closed Tour de France

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister Sports Roxana Maracineanu planned this Wednesday on France Bleu that the Tour de France could take place behind closed doors this summer.Euro football has been postponed to 2021, the Olympic Games also, and questions inevitably arise about the holding of the Tour de France this summer. The Great Loop must start on June 27 from Nice and end on July 19 in Paris, but can the coronavirus pandemic allow the test to run normally? "& Nbsp; The Tour de France business model is not based on ticketing but on TV rights & nbsp;" Asked what Wednesday by France Bleu, Roxana Maracineanu explained that all “Scenarios were under study”. The Minister of Sports indicates that "Discussions are underway" with ASO (property, like L'Équipe, of the Amaury group), the event organizer, and "It is still too early to say". What about a race taking place in a closed form, without spectators? “The economic model of the Tour de France is not based on ticketing but on TV rights, continued Maracineanu. In this period of confinement, everyone is aware and responsible. Everyone understood the benefits of staying at home and therefore favoring the television show rather than the live show. Finally, it would not be so penalizing since we could follow him (the Tour) on television. " In front of many reactions invoking the popular character of the Tour, which claims several million spectators by the roadsides each year, the Minister of Sports specified in the evening, on her Twitter account, that it was "& Nbsp; too early & nbsp;" to make a decision, even if the Euro football and the Olympic Games have been postponed for a year. "data-reactid =" 19 "> Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu has planned this Wednesday on France Bleu that the Tour de France could take place behind closed doors this summer. The Euro football has been postponed to 2021, the Olympic Games also, and questions necessarily arise about the holding of the Tour de France The Grande Boucle is due to depart on June 27 from Nice and end on July 19 in Paris, but can the coronavirus pandemic allow the event to unfold normally? "The economic model of the Tour de France is not based on of the ticket office but on TV rights »Asked what Wednesday by France Bleu, Roxana Maracineanu explained that all “Scenarios were under study”. The Minister of Sports indicates that "Discussions are underway" with ASO (property, like L'Équipe, of the Amaury group), the event organizer, and "It is still too early to say". What about a race taking place in a closed form, without spectators? “The economic model of the Tour de France is not based on ticketing but on TV rights, continued Maracineanu. In this period of confinement, everyone is aware and responsible. Everyone understood the benefits of staying at home and therefore favoring the television show rather than the live show. Finally, it would not be so penalizing since we could follow him (the Tour) on television. " In front of many reactions invoking the popular character of the Tour, which claims several million spectators by the roadsides each year, the Minister of Sports specified in the evening, on her Twitter account, that it was " too early " to make a decision, even if the Euro football and the Olympic Games have been postponed for a year.