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A top cycling contest of 2020, Tour de France will not be held behind closed doors, its organizer said.

The French magazine Sports Auvergne reported late Wednesday that race director Christian Prudhomme said: “Tour de France won’t be held behind closed doors.”

“To date, Tour de France is set to be held as scheduled (from June 27 to July 19). Naturally, it depends on the evolution of the pandemic,” Prudhomme said.

“In ‘Tour de France’, the most important [word] is ‘France’,” he said adding that it’s the health situation in the country that matters.

“Tour de France is fervor,

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