Tour De France Will Not Be Held 'Behind Closed Doors'

Funny story written by Monkey Woods

Saturday, 2 May 2020

image for Tour De France Will Not Be Held 'Behind Closed Doors'
A special set of colourful closed doors designed for the Tour de France

The Coronavirus may well have brought an abrupt end to most of the worldwide sporting programme, but the exotically-named French minister for sport, Roxana Maracineanu, has said that the 2020 Tour de France will not be held 'behind closed doors'.

Maracinaenu, whose name it is extremely difficult to remember how to spell, said:

"We have thought long and hard, but there isn't anywhere big enough that could stage the Tour inside. It can't possibly be staged behind closed doors."

The Tour de France is the world's longest, toughest, and most arduousest cycling race, and its 3,470-km circuit takes in many of the most difficultest mountain climbs in the world.

"How could we recreate that kind of uphill challenge indoors?" asked Macarineanu. "It's ridiculous!"

Maracinunea said the Grand D├ępart would be in Nice, which is nice.

This year's race has already been postponed from a June start to an August start, but, despite this, Macarenauea said people were finding her name far more difficult to spell correctly than that of Belgian former five-time Tour de France winner, Eddy Merckx.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

Do you dream of being a comedy news writer? Click here to be a writer!

Comedy spoof news topics
Go to top
readers are online right now!
Globey, The Spoof's mascot

We use cookies to give you the best experience, this includes cookies from third party websites and advertisers.

Continue ? Find out more