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Route modified for 2016 L’Etape du Tour

Roads between Megève and Morzine affected by falling rocks

Organisers have modified the route for this weekend’s L’Etape du Tour. The Col de la Ramaz has been cut from the event due to concerns about falling rocks.

The descent of the Col de la Ramaz has been affected by falling rocks for several weeks and while motor traffic is currently permitted, automatic traffic lights are activated whenever rocks fall.

While organisers had hoped that the original route could still have been used, they and local authorities have concluded that the passage of 15,000 cyclists over several hours represents an additional risk.

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The new route – 122km long and with 2,873m of elevation gain – can be seen below. Start times have not been altered.

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A decision has not yet been taken on whether the route will also be adjusted for stage 20 of the Tour de France.

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