Organisers forced to change Tour route

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The penultimate stage will still finish at the top of the 21 hairpins of l'Alpe d'Huez but the ascent of the Galibier will be replaced by a punishing climb to the Col de la Croix de Fer (29km at an average gradient of 5.2 percent).

The length of the stage (110.5 km) and its starting point (Modane-Valfrejus) remain unchanged.

The Tour de France is scheduled to start on July 4 in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Reuters

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