The health regulations of the UCI, the world federation, are very clear: on the podium no one will pass the prizes to the winners. In fact the runners will remain 1.5 meters away and there will be a sort of self-award ceremony, that is, the runners themselves will take cups and medals.
So Tour de France 2020, which is the first major stage race on the schedule, from 29 August to 20 September, further clarifies the protocol, which will broadly reflect what we will also see in all the races: no miss kisses from the winner.
It had already happened in Paris-Nice in March, which was held behind closed doors. In France, however, a young man appears, a mister, and in this way he will be represented on the podium. In order to cut short even on the controversies, increasingly strong, on the presence of the miss at the awards ceremony of sporting events.
The new life of Chris Froome
Froome talked about his story with Ineos: "It has been a phenomenal decade with the team. We've achieved so much together and will always treasure memories, " The 35 years-old British naturalized Kenyan champion has been made official as a new purchase by the Israeli team Israel Start Up Nation Diamant, but he certainly does not intend to give up the desire he has set for this 2020: "I await new exciting challenges as I move in the next phase of my career, but in the meantime my goal is to win a fifth Tour de France with Team Ineos."
The Tour de France will run from 29 August to 20 September. It will therefore be Chris Froome's last appearance with the Ineos shirt. Chris Froome, from January 2021, will race for the 'Israel Start-Up Nation', the cycling team created by the Israeli-Canadian businessman Sylvan Adams who brought the Tour of Italy to Israel.
This was announced by the same team that reached an agreement with the British champion - Tour de France multiple winner - and will be signed on August 1st, thanks to which Froome will run with the colors of the 'Israel Start-Up Nation' until the end of his career.
"It's a historic moment for the team, for Israel for Israeli sport, for our fans all over the world and, of course, - said Adams - for me too. A moment of great pride." "I am really excited to join the Israel Start-Up Nation family.
I am looking forward to challenging and being challenged by their talent and to continue to fight for the success I have enjoyed so far. The impact of the team on sport is expanding rapidly and I am thrilled to run together. I feel we can do great things together "