'It's going to take its toll on everyone': Peloton wary ahead of 40 degree heat in third week of Tour de France

Jakob Fuglsang has said soaring temperatures mean small mistakes can result in paying a high price

Tanel Kangert of EF Education first on stage 14 of the Tour de France 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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The expected heat wave of 40°C temperatures will "take its toll on everyone" in the Tour de France peloton this coming week.

Riders have expressed concerned ahead of the second rest day and final week of racing before Paris.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.