This year again, the Tour de France passes through the Aude. The gendarmerie came to remind you of the safety instructions for the passage of runners.
Do not run next to the runners, stay on the side aisles, watch children (but also adults!), Do not use smoke, firecrackers or drones and in addition respect the barrier gestures … In charge prevention for 10 years on the Tour de France, the gendarmerie colonel Jacques Dahan recalled the safety instructions on the occasion of the passage of the Grande Boucle and the 148 vehicles of the caravan in the Aude. With around forty kilometers this Friday, around a hundred on Saturday on rough terrain and no less than 35 town center crossed in two days, the department is still spoiled by the route this year.
228 gendarmes from Audois (not counting the Carcassonne police) and many volunteers will therefore be deployed from 6 am to mark the stage. “We have been working in harmony with the gendarmerie, the prefecture and the municipalities since March with another meeting 10 days ago on the closure of the main roads. We are also working in conjunction with Covaldem to remove waste on the course and with ASO on preventing the risk of fires on the territory.“, explains Olivier Martin, major risks coordinator at the Department and referent of the two stages for the organizer ASO.
35 officers from the Department will also be made available on this 14e stage, as well as 2 colleges to accommodate the police. The “Monsieur routes” of the Department warns of the probable traffic difficulties on the outskirts of Carcassonne (northern ring road closed from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Friday) but also throughout the upper Aude valley (route to Capcir prohibited) on Saturday .