Photos: A picturesque Tour de France amid Covid-19

The 2020 edition of Tour de France is the most anticipated of all races in the event’s 107-year history. Amid coronavirus concerns, the event has been postponed from July for the first time since World War II. The French authorities feel that the cultural impact of the event is such that it is worth taking the risk even as the world is engulfed in coronavirus pandemic. A total of 22 teams have entered the race this year which is spread through 3,484 kilometers in some of the most alluring vistas in France. The tour reached its 17th stage on September 16 as Colombia's Miguel Angel Lopez registered a win and climbed to third in the overall standings. The three-week-long cycling tour is set to conclude on September 20.

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Cyclists hang under the Grenoble Bastille cable cars during the 107th edition of Tour de France cycling race, between Grenoble and Meribel in France, on September 16. This year amid coronavirus concerns, the race has been postponed from July, which is for the first time since World War II . (Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP)

Cyclists hang under the Grenoble Bastille cable cars during the 107th edition of Tour de France cycling race, between Grenoble and Meribel in France, on September 16. This year amid coronavirus concerns, the race has been postponed from July, which is for the first time since World War II . (Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP)

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The peloton in action as they cycle between Grenoble to Meribel Col De La Loze in France on September 16. (Stephane Mahe / REUTERS)

The peloton in action as they cycle between Grenoble to Meribel Col De La Loze in France on September 16. (Stephane Mahe / REUTERS)

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A total of 22 teams have entered the race this year which is spread through 3,484 kilometers in some of the most alluring vistas in France. (Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP)

A total of 22 teams have entered the race this year which is spread through 3,484 kilometers in some of the most alluring vistas in France. (Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP)

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The riders in action between Grenoble to Meribel Col De La Loze in France on September 16. French authorities feel that the cultural impact of the event is such that it is worth taking the risk even as the world is engulfed in coronavirus pandemic. (Stephane Mahe / REUTERS)

The riders in action between Grenoble to Meribel Col De La Loze in France on September 16. French authorities feel that the cultural impact of the event is such that it is worth taking the risk even as the world is engulfed in coronavirus pandemic. (Stephane Mahe / REUTERS)

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Fans cheer for their team during the Tour de France race between Grenoble to Meribel Col De La Loze in France on September 16. The race is immensely popular and telecasted in nearly 190 countries in addition to thousands of those who flock to cheer their favourites from the sidelines. This year the authorities have put restrictions on the fans’ attendance as a precautionary measure amid coronavirus spread. (Stephane Mahe / REUTERS)

Fans cheer for their team during the Tour de France race between Grenoble to Meribel Col De La Loze in France on September 16. The race is immensely popular and telecasted in nearly 190 countries in addition to thousands of those who flock to cheer their favourites from the sidelines. This year the authorities have put restrictions on the fans’ attendance as a precautionary measure amid coronavirus spread. (Stephane Mahe / REUTERS)

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A fan films the riders as he waves a French flag while the cyclists race between Grenoble and Meribel in France on September 16. Vehicles have also been banned which means people will be unable to set camp unlike previous years, AFP reported. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP)

A fan films the riders as he waves a French flag while the cyclists race between Grenoble and Meribel in France on September 16. Vehicles have also been banned which means people will be unable to set camp unlike previous years, AFP reported. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP)

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The three-week long cycling tour reached Stage 17 on September 16 and will conclude on September 20 after completing 21 stages. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP)

The three-week long cycling tour reached Stage 17 on September 16 and will conclude on September 20 after completing 21 stages. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP)

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Team Bora rider Slovakia's Peter Sagan is pushed by a staff member after a technical problem during Stage 17 of Tour de France cycling race between Grenoble and Meribel in France on September 16. According to AFP’s report the two strongest teams Ineos and Jumbo are back as favourites again this year. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP)

Team Bora rider Slovakia's Peter Sagan is pushed by a staff member after a technical problem during Stage 17 of Tour de France cycling race between Grenoble and Meribel in France on September 16. According to AFP’s report the two strongest teams Ineos and Jumbo are back as favourites again this year. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP)

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France's Benoit Cosnefroy wearing the best climbers polka dot jersey waves to the media upon his arrival for the start of Stage 17 from Grenoble to Meribel Col de la Loze in France on September 16. At the end of the round, Colombia’s Miguel Angel Lopez registered a win and to climb third in the overall standings. Stage 18 of the race will commence from Meribel on September 17. (Christophe Ena,Pool / AP)

France's Benoit Cosnefroy wearing the best climbers polka dot jersey waves to the media upon his arrival for the start of Stage 17 from Grenoble to Meribel Col de la Loze in France on September 16. At the end of the round, Colombia’s Miguel Angel Lopez registered a win and to climb third in the overall standings. Stage 18 of the race will commence from Meribel on September 17. (Christophe Ena,Pool / AP)

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