Bike Race New Date – level 2
The Tour de France is the most important bike race in the world. It takes place in France, and it lasts three weeks.
The race usually starts in June; however, this year, organizers changed the date. The French government banned large events until the middle of July. Therefore, the race will start on August 29.
Organizers wanted to hold the race when the situation in France is not dangerous. They did not want to cancel the race because many people come to France to watch it, and many large companies want to sponsor the teams. Teams that take part in the race can earn a lot of money. They can get up to 70% of their income from this one race.
Difficult words: event (a planned activity that many people come to), sponsor (when a company gives money to a sports team or an artist, and the team or artist advertises for the company), income (money that somebody gets for work).
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