Lyon (dpa) – Due to the increasing number of corona infections, no more spectators will be admitted to the 107th Tour de France in the Grand Colombier on Sunday.
The measure of the prefecture in the department of Ain concerns the last climb of the 15th stage to the 1501 meter high summit and the previous climb to the Col de la Biche.
The region is one of 42 departments that have since been declared a red zone due to the high number of corona infections. Nearly 10,000 new infections were registered in France on Thursday and Friday. The classification as a red zone gives the local authorities the possibility to take measures that restrict public life.
Lyon is also currently hit hard by the corona pandemic. In the big city, no spectators are allowed in the finish area of the 14th stage on Saturday.