Vuelta a España cancel Tourmalet summit finish due to French coronavirus restrictions

The sixth stage of the Spanish Grand Tour will instead finish atop Aramón Formigal

Riders tackle the Tourmalet at the 2016 Tour de France (Getty)

(Image credit: Getty Images)

The Vuelta a España has cancelled stage six's planned summit finish on the Tourmalet due to French coronavirus restrictions.

The sixth stage of the Spanish Grand Tour was supposed to finish atop the mythical French climb in the Pyrenees but with the coronavirus health emergency declared in France and the subsequent restrictions put in place, the race will now find an alternative route.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.