Dumoulin and De Gendt voice coronavirus fears over mask-less Tour de France fans

GARD FRANCE SEPTEMBER 03 Neilson Powless of The United States and Team EF Pro Cycling Alexey Lutsenko of Kazahkstan and Astana Pro Team Le Teil to Mont AigoualGard 1560m Fans Public during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 6 a 191km stage from Le Teil to Mont AigoualGard 1560m TDF2020 LeTour on September 03 2020 in Gard France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images
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The issue of the coronavirus pandemic has quietened since the Tour de France set of from Nice on Saturday, but concerns have surfaced after Thursday's stage 6, with riders complaining about mask-less fans on the road side. 

The Col de la Lusette was the main attraction for spectators on Thursday, with fans most notably gathering on the switchbacks on the steepest section of the climb around 5km from the top.

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