'Our last chance to avoid the probability of the worst' - Tour de France disrupted by climate protest

"It messed with everyone really a little bit. It's like when you stop at a café and go again," Fred Wright said

Tour de France protest
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For the riders of the Tour de France, a mild inconvenience. For the protestors, a matter of time running out to ensure the future of the planet.

This is what happened on the road to Megève on Tuesday, as the Tour was confronted by an environmental protest which forced the race to be neutralised for a quarter of an hour.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.