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Controversy over 10,000 liters of water at the Tour de France: “If we were dealing with animals, we wouldn’t ask ourselves the question”

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Controversy over 10,000 liters of water at the Tour de France: “If we were dealing with animals, we wouldn’t ask ourselves the question”
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Marc Madiot, the boss of the Groupama-FDJ team, the team of David Gaudu and Thibault Pinot reacted to the controversy over the watering of the roads of the Tour de France and do not understand that such a controversy took place.

Marc Madiot, the boss of the Groupama-FDJ team, estimated on Monday that anti-heat measures must be considered for the well-being of the riders in view of the coming years due to the increase in temperatures.

“I find it disappointing that there is so little interest in the well-being of the riders, they deserve a little more consideration and respect”, did he react to the few criticisms published on social networks about the watering of the roads, a technique that has been used for decades to avoid racing-dangerous patches of molten tar. “

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JI don’t even understand why the question is asked. If we were dealing with animals, we wouldn’t ask ourselves the question of putting them in good conditions”added Marc Madiot, recalling that the watering of the roads mobilizes a limited quantity of water.

An amount equivalent to 3 tubs

Mr Road, from the Departments of France, André Bancala, told AFP that the watering of the Tour route on Sunday by the opener truck called “Big Leon” asked for a total of 300 liters of water. That is a quantity corresponding to the equivalent of three bathtubs, according to a comparison by AFP.

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“Since the start of the Tour, we have intervened in three stages for this reason”added André Bancala. “Gros Léon can hold 2,000 liters of water and, a week from the finish, the tanks are still half full”.

A development of the courses mentioned

In relation to the heat, Madiot mentioned several tracks, the race schedule or even the layout of the courses with “watering points for runners”. “It is the first time that I have encountered such perilous situations”said the boss of the French team, which ran its first Tour in 1982.

“It is clear that we will not be able to chain days like yesterday (Sunday). We can do it once but not do it on a daily basis. This deserves reflection”. “The runners and the greatness of the race deserve it”he concluded.

“The Tour is the event of the summer, an important meeting for many people, who don’t necessarily have the chance to go on vacation, I’m thinking of people who are in retirement homes. a bit of happiness that we bring them“.



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