Tom Dumoulin almost didn't get to the Volta a Catalunya because of French strikes

Several riders a stuck in airports all day Sunday because of air traffic control strikes in France, meaning they almost didn't make it to the Volta a Catalunya

(Picture: Twitter/Tom Dumoulin)

For what seems like the billionth time in the last 12 months, the French air traffic controllers are on strike. With the ensuing 'travel chaos', several riders almost didn't make it to the start of the Volta a Catalunya on time.

Some general classification leaders were held up in airports across Europe as delays hit many airlines as they tried to get their passengers to Barcelona.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.