Extreme weather conditions have forced Tour de France officials to shorten stage 12, with the finish line now at Chalet Reynard rather than the top of Mont Ventoux.
Winds reaching up to 100km/h were recorded atop the iconic Provence mountain today (Wednesday July 13) and race organisers took the decision to lower the stage finish for safety reasons.
⚠ Stage 12 is shorten due to weather conditions at the top of Mont Ventoux, the finish will be at Chalet Reynard ⚠ pic.twitter.com/BcSweLJ5eD
— Le Tour de France (@LeTour) July 13, 2016
The Bastille Day stage is one of the most-eagerly awaited at this year’s race, but the climb will now miss out the barren, wide-open mountain top and finish after the climb’s forest instead.