Two landslides in Northern France in 2012 and 2013 may result in a diversion from the planned route for Stage 6 of next year’s Tour de France.

The landslides occurred near Dieppe in Normandy, where the stage from Abbeville to Le Havre will pass. The cliffs at Pourville, overlooking the English Channel, fell by 40 meters, carrying a house and threatening many others. Although a report from the Bureau of Geological and Mining Research, outlines that it has “remained stable”, the Tour de France organisation prefers to play it safe.

They tweeted the above photo today with the message “Change course for the Tour after a landslide in Dieppe” and highlighting the fact the course is just 13 metres from the cliff edge.


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