Final Tour de France mountain stage may have to be re-routed after landslide destroys road on descent to finish

Major damage to descent off Col d'Aubisque will cause headaches for organisers

Riders climb the Col d'Aubisque during the 2016 Vuelta a España

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The route of the final mountain stage of the 2018 Tour de France may have to be modified after the road down a crucial mountain pass was destroyed in a landslide.

Heavy rain and flash floods hit the western Pyrénées last week, causing damage to infrastructure across the region, with some of the most serious damage coming to the road down the Col d'Aubisque.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.