The organizers of the Tour Voile 2021 announced on Wednesday the cancellation of the 2021 edition in order to prevent the actors of the event from projecting themselves into July, with the risk of a late cancellation.
Less than 24 hours after announcing the postponement of the Paris marathon and half-marathon for several months, Amaury Sport Organization announced on Wednesday that it had made a decision concerning another sporting event organized within it in 2021: the Tour Voile. And for the former “Tour de France à la voile”, the ax has fallen: it will not take place next year.
“Despite the efforts made for eight years now by Amaury Sport Organization to bring to life one of the most beautiful sailing events in France, Unfortunately, the current context does not allow us to meet the necessary conditions to start the organization of the Tour Voile 2021. In order to prevent communities, partners and teams from projecting themselves into next July with a significant risk of another late cancellation, we prefer to act as “good sailors”. We have therefore taken the difficult decision, but which seems to us to be the wisest and most responsible in their regard, of giving up organizing the Tour Voile in 2021. We warmly thank all the members of the Tour Voile family for their support and understanding and have a thought for everyone in this very special period ”, write the organizers in a press release.
The 2020 edition had already been canceled
This year, the Tour Voile, scheduled for July 3 to 19, had also been canceled, and the decision was taken on April 16, in the midst of the first confinement, when Emmanuel Macron had just announced the ban on events hosting the public before mid-July. It was to link Dunkirk to Nice, passing through Dieppe, Barneville-Carteret, Erquy, Arzon Golfe du Morbihan and Serre-Ponçon. Perhaps this will be the route of the 2022 edition? Anyway, Valentin Bellet, on Team Beijaflore, will therefore remain the title holder for at least three years.
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