Stage 10 shortened

The Tour's 10th stage between Grenoble and Courchevel has been shortened by 11.5 km to avoid a...

The Tour's 10th stage between Grenoble and Courchevel has been shortened by 11.5 km to avoid a farmers' protest. Instead of officially starting in Grenoble, the riders will start further along the race route in Brignoud after a short delay for the protest. The farmers are protesting about wolves attacking their livestock, and the Tour organisers said that they wished to show their "solidarity with the rural world" by shortening the stage, while at the same time ensuring that it doesn't get interrupted towards the finish in Courchevel.

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