BEHIND THE SCENES 2/6 – The world of sport will not have been spared by the Covid-19 throughout the year 2020. Proof of this is with the work of our reporters in the field, as on this Tour de France as unprecedented as it is unusual. takes you behind the scenes.
The Tour de France is a journey. With its mysteries, its postcard decorations, its side roads, its sunburns, its cold sweats, its smiles, its crushes, its tears, its rumors, its controversies, its scandals. The 2020 edition, moved, a first in its history, from July to the end of August (for a parade on the Champs-Élysées on September 20) due to the health crisis, concentrated all this and added the strength of the unprecedented .
In Nice, in a department that had just been classified in the red zone, the party began behind masks, barriers and palisades. The Tour retained the decorum but imposed a device that should allow it to launch, then continue its journey. Concerned, the Grande Boucle was preparing to release a streamlined parade (reduced technical area, such as the advertising caravan, the protocol for handing out shirts, TV shows, etc.). With spectators kept at a distance. Without ever cutting the umbilical cord.
No exchange in the paddock at the exit of the coaches
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