sports director Merijn Zeeman from the Team and the Jumbo-Visma sees very little in the field of Roxana Maracineanu, French minister of Sport, the Tour de France without any general public to work with. However, in the North of Holland, with a new proposal.

“the Tour that doesn’t have people on the edge, it is unbelievable,” says the Sailor, and on Thursday against a Very. “However, a Tour without a startdorp or in the stands, it is, perhaps, possible. From a sporting point of view, that’s not a problem. Whether it is realistic, we can’t judge them. It is up to the authorities to decide.”

now for The continuation of the Tour, which will be from June 27 through July 19 on the calendar, it is very doubtful, due to the outbreak of the corona virus, which is in France, hard hit. The organizer ASO has been in talks with the French government about it, which Maracineanu on Wednesday, a Tour, people can not be rule out.

Earlier this month, and went from Paris to Nice, at the outbreak of the corona virus in Europe is ‘normal’, but the Jumbo-Visma pulled out because of the health risks and return to the French race. Mariner doesn’t think his team is the same resolution don’t have to take it to the Tour de france.

“I’m going to assume that the UCI and the ASO have learned from the mistake of the Paris-Nice, to let it go,” said the director. “We would like to participate in the Tour race, but then it is the same as that for Paris-Nice. We want to be certain of the guarantees are, and the answers to “what-if” questions.”

the Sailor thinks that the riders will have plenty of time to get it in order to be able to prepare for the ‘La Grande Boucle’. “There is, in any case, for a period of at least six weeks, in which anyone can work out. Otherwise, there is not a level playing field, and I think that’s very important.”

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