Cycling: the 2021 edition of the Tour de la Vallée de Montluçon (Allier) is canceled

Not even the time to take a tour… Scheduled for Sunday, September 26, the 2021 edition of Tour of the montluçonnaise valley (Allier) has indeed been officially canceled by its organizers of the Montluçon Cycling Team (TCM). The fault: the health context and its consequences, like last year. The last edition of this event reserved for 1st, 2nd, 3rd category and junior runners dates back to 2019. Usually offered over three days and three stages, it was reduced to one day this year to maximize its chances. In vain.

The reasons

The finding is as follows: ” The number of entries is insufficientThere are about forty of them when it would take at least eighty for the race to look like something, ”asserts Bernard Sistou, the president of the TCM. Before explaining the reasons. “The date already. Initially we were to organize it in May, but we had to postpone because of the epidemic ”. A most damaging change in schedule:

“On the one hand, September 25 and 26 marks the start of the cyclo-cross season, so many riders prefer to devote themselves to it. And secondly, as all teams often plan their schedules in advance, this postponement did not work in our favor. “

Bernard Sistou (President of the Montluçon Cycling Team)

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Add to this “the health pass and compulsory Covid tests “, as well as” the passage from three to only one day of racing which forces the teams to do kilometers for just one event ”… And you get as many reasons for explaining the low attendance recorded.

Feedback on the cancellation of TVM in 2020

The following

“So we are canceling 2021 and we focus on 2022, where TVM will return to its classic format, ”promises Bernard Sistou. The dates are already known: May 20, 21 and 22. “We hope so rediscover the craze previous editions and make the TVM a real cycling festival ”. Without sticks in the wheels …

Florian Vachon ready to give back to the bike what it brought him [28/12/2020]

Luc Barre

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