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 .
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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 which should allow it to launch, then to continue its journey. Concerned, the Grande Boucle was preparing to release a lighter parade (reduced technical area, such as the advertising caravan, the protocol for handing out shirts, the 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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