Stage six of the 2015 Tour de France has had to change route following a landslide near Dieppe
Tour de France organisers ASO have been forced to adjust the route of stage six of the 2015 edition because of a landslide en route to Le Havre.
The D75 Route de Pourville near Dieppe has been closed to heavy vehicles since January this year, with a report on the cliff’s stability due in mid-2015.
Following the latest landslide, the previous of which occurred in December 2012 and April 2013, the ASO tweeted that they will be changing the course of the Tour in order to avoid the road in question.
While the Tour will go ahead with a minor detour to safer ground, the owner of the house, handily pointed out on the tweeted picture, will have a few more issues on their hands.
The 2015 route was announced in October, with the Grand Depart heading to Utrecht in the Netherlands, returning to France via Belgium.
Stage six runs from Abbeville to Le Havre on Thursday, July 9, skirting the Normandy coast.
The ASO announced that the Tour would return to the region for the 2016 Grand Depart, with stage two finishing at Utah Beach in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.