“Violent Weather Forces Early Halt to Tour de France Stage 19,” reads the headline. At the end of July!“Snow in France causes cancellation of a stage of Tour de France,” reads another.
Stage 19 of the Tour de France was halted on Friday when the roads became covered in snow and a hail storm near the finish line forced cancellation of the remainder of the stage. Crews quickly brought out snowplows to try to clear the slush on the roads, and some were buried under the remains of a large landslide.
Snowplows! At the end of July!
At about 13 minutes into the above video, the announcers become aware of snow on the roads. At about 14:15 minutes in you see the first snowplow. And at about 14:50 minutes, you learn that the snow has forced cancellation of the race. At the end of July!
Snow, and a snow plow, show up at about 3:45 in the above video. At 4:08 you can actually see the falling snow.
“This has never happened in modern history,” says one of the officials.
Has the mainstream media bothered to tell you about this?
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Thanks to Wilfried Polte in Germany, Alex Tanase in Romania, John Topal and Tom Merkle for these links