Tour de France race postponed amid virus epidemic restrictions

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The prestigious Tour de France cycling race, due to be held over three weeks this summer, has been postponed, probably until September, organisers said on Tuesday, following President Emmanuel Macron's announcement on monday that no major public gatherings will be allowed before mid-July.

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The extension through mid-July of a ban on mass gatherings in France due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has forced postponement of the Tour de France and jeopardized the Formula 1 French Grand Prix, reports The Washington Post.