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Christian Prudhomme: “It is in the interest of the Tour and of France to go abroad”


INTERVIEW – Three days before the start in Denmark, the boss of the Grande Boucle scans the history, the news and the projects.

The 109th edition of the Tour de France starts Friday from Copenhagen, Denmark.

An unprecedented big start, the most northerly in the history of the event, with three first stages on the menu before a transfer to the north of France.

To discover

  • The general classification of the Tour de France

  • Tour de France 2022: discover the map and the route of the next edition

In front of a large map of the route, Christian Prudhomme received

Le Figaro

at length in order to discuss the contours of the Grande Boucle 2022, but also the future challenges of an event that he hopes, this year, to be spared by the threat of Covid- 19 after a cascade of positive cases during the Tour de Suisse last week.

“We know that whatever we do, we are ready, but there are unprecedented situations that will occur, we know that”

, testifies the former journalist, confident about the smooth running of the race.


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Christian Prudhomme.


Fervor first, and on this specific point, I have no doubt about the enthusiasm in Denmark.

In addition the event comes a year later than expected due to…

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Source: lefigaro

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