Tour de France stage to Mont Ventoux is shortened due to high winds

Predicted high winds for Thursday's stage 12 to Mont Ventoux prompt Tour de France organiser to review position of finish line

Mont Ventoux (Photo: Rsuessrb/CC2.0)

With wind speeds reported of over 100km/h blowing on Mont Ventoux on Wednesday, Tour de France organiser ASO has reviewed the position of the finish line for Thursday's stage.

A decision was made on Wednesday evening to relocate the finish line of stage 12 from the summit of Mont Ventoux to Chalet Reynard, six kilometres further down the mountain and below the protective cover of the tree line.

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