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Fossil fuel sponsorship, plastic single use water bottles and 10 000 liters of water per day to cool down... The road.

A climate change organization, known as Dernière Rénovation, led a protest during the 2022 Tour de France. The Tour de France protest took place on Tuesday, July 12, during the 10th stage of the race, between Morzine and Megève at Magland, with nine protestors halting the race for about 15 minutes. Needless to say, this will be a climate protest to remember. And even though cycling is notoriously the greenest means of transportation, le Tour de France is far from being perfectly eco-friendly, and Dernière Rénovation wants to bring climate change the attention it deserves. Let's see in details what are the issues here : After knowing about their fossil fuel sponsorships and use of Vittel's single use plastic water bottles during the entire race, it is now planned to use 10 000 liters of water, for only one day, with the simple and absurd purpose to water... The road. Yes. There is a need to cool down the road as temperatures are way too warm for cyclists to keep going and their health is a major concern. So basically, instead of moving the race a bit earlier during the year, le Tour de France would rather waste 10 000 liters of water just to... Keep going? Quite an absurd world we live in. France, just like Spain is facing a major heat wave, one that we haven't experienced since 2003. Yet, we want to keep 'business as usual', ready to put at risk the health of cyclists, and overall displaying a poor quality of the show. "What do you expect me to do? Stand by the side of the road and watch my life go by as I watch the cyclists go by? No, I have decided to act and interfere to avoid the worst episode of suffering and create a new world. Because everything can still change.“ Alice, demonstrating for Dernière Rénovation. https://www.greenmatters.com/p/tour-de-france-protest https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-de-france-stage-10-halted-by-protestors/

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    • Patrick Kiash

      82 w

      Our world needs such a brave activists! Admirable word from Alice the demonstrater.

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      • Marine Stephan

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        I was very mad at my TV (and at the organizers) when I saw that Total was again sponsoring the race (and having their logo EVERYWHERE, even on the masks of the riders)! The organizers claimed they were doing an "environmentally friendly" Tour de France this year... such a joke

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        • Sarah Chabane

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          I saw the images of the roads being watered, it's ridiculous

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          • Aude Boulord

            85 w

            Imo the whole race is ridiculous haha

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          • Ingmar Rentzhog

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            Interesting review, thanks. I think we need to move many sports events because of climate change. I wonder when the big ski race Vasaloppet in Sweden will finally move to an earlier date with more snow. They also have had fossil fuel sponsors.

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            • Aude Boulord

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              Ah. I guess all these sports events are following the same pattern unfortunately!

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