Tour de France stage 20 route could be altered as rockfalls force Étape du Tour changes

Organisers will decide whether to re-route stage 20 of the Tour de France the day before the stage, with the Étape du Tour already changing

The Étape du Tour will be one mountain light this weekend as the Col de la Ramaz was removed from the route because of the threat of rockfalls, which could also affect the Tour de France's passing 10 days later.

The Tour is scheduled to pass over La Ramaz on its way to the final mountain, the Col de Joux Plane, and the stage finish in Morzine.

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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.