Last week, Aube was a part of the second wave of departments confined with the Rhône and the Nièvre. In the method, the Prix de Saint-Lyé and Villechétif, two races which have been to happen there this weekend, have been canceled with none complaints. The territory was as soon as once more confined. Seen from Lorraine, we weren’t overly involved by the phenomenon and the whole lot appeared logical.
Except that since Wednesday and President Macron’s bulletins, the state of affairs has radically modified. All of France is re-defined. Consequently, this logic of systematic cancellation of races turns into extra problematic. Because, on nearer inspection, what is going to change between the curfew at 7 p.m. and this third confinement? Few issues: the rule of the radius of 10 km round his residence to maneuver round in addition to the closure of precedence faculties and companies.
But for the remaining, nothing prevents the so-called precedence audiences, or roughly the listed athletes, from practising their sport in competitors. At least as of this writing. With this in thoughts, skilled, nationwide elite or 1st class biking occasions can subsequently at all times be organized in France.
Texts misinterpreted by the prefects
An remark that Eric Jacoté, the vice-president of the Federation readily confirms: “At current, nothing is against the holding of our races, apart from the poor studying of the texts that some prefects might make. . “
And the Xertinois does not talk in the air: “We saw him recently with an event which was canceled 2 hours before the start. It’s a scandal and that’s all we don’t want to see! That the prefects act within the framework of their sovereign mission, it is normal. But there, the decision should have been taken the day before. It is total disrespect for the volunteers and the runners, who came. “
As if to again up these remarks, some Lorraine truck drivers are going to do effectively this weekend, this Monday extra exactly, in Pouillenay in Côte-d’Or. As a member of the SCO Dijon and subsequently nearly as a neighbor, the Stéphanois Yan Gras will naturally align himself with this Souvenir Rémy-Touchelet (1st cat.). Under the colours of Paris CO, his former teammate Julien Pierrat may also play elbows on this peloton of 199 models, just under the regulatory gauge of 200 starters.
Besides, that is not all! Three Vosges from Team Macadam’s Cowboys will full the ball, specifically the previous Aulnois Maël Savignard and the previous Romarimontains Gautier and Maxence Chaudey. A dynamic which it’s to be hoped that it’ll survive the ultimate arbitrations rendered within the coming hours by the Ministry of Sports.