The start of the «Tour de France» in 2018 postponed for a week due to the world Cup

© AFP 2017 / Jeff PachoudУчастник Cycling the Tour de FranceThe start of the «Tour de France» in 2018 postponed for a week due to the world Cup© AFP 2017 / Jeff Pachoud

. The start of the legendary race «Tour de France» in 2018 will be shifted by a week because of the world Cup, according to a press release by the International Cycling Union (UCI).

About it became known according to results of the second session of the Council for professional Cycling in Geneva on Thursday. The world Cup will be held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July. UCI officials agreed with the need to minimize the intersection of the football tournament and the «Big loop».

It was originally planned that in 2018 the «Tour» starts June 30. The postponement of the «Big loop» would entail changes to the tournaments which are in the calendar afterwards. The final schedule for the season will be published in September.

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