The women's Tour de France, the Grand Boucle, which is due to commence on 3 August on the island of Corsica, has a shadow of doubt still over it.

The race has yet to be officially put onto the UCI calendar as the organisation of the Grand Boucle has still not convinced the UCI that the race will actually happen; there are still a number of issues to be resolved.

One of the main concerns is the race route and the excessive long transfers between stages. A UCI official commented "The route that has been given to us so far is just not acceptable".


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