Tour de France modifies route

The risk of rock falls on the climb up the Col de Larche has forced organizers to move the start of stage 15 of the Tour de France from Digne-les-Bains to Embrun. The decision was made to move the beginning of the July 20 stage after conferring with local authorities and the state department about how to ensure riders and spectators will be safe. About four kilometres of the original course were affected by the danger.

The revised stage 15 will run 30km less than originally planned. After starting in Embrun, it will head to Prato Nevoso. The riders will climb the Col d'Agnel (2744m) instead of the Col de Larche.

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