The Tour de France organization has been forced to pour thousands of liters of water on the asphalt to prevent it from melting due to a heat wave.
It has never been as hot as it is now, something that is already being attested in the biggest fire crisis Western Europe has faced in its history, with record temperatures never before reached in the United Kingdom and heats There have been many deaths from stroke, and cycling is one of the few sports that is also being affected this summer.
That’s why the Tour de France Doing everything possible to maintain the health of cyclists on the roadAnd its organizers have to pour water on different parts of the road to prevent the asphalt from melting.
and that Amaury Sports Organization (ASO) who manages the Tour de France 10,000 liters of water allottedDistributed among several trucks, which are being dumped at various critical points along the route.
,The asphalt will start to melt in some places, not everywhere, but it will become very soft.In the intended solution for “,”safety of cyclists”, a road safety official told France 24 television channel.
But it is also a controversial measure, as many believe that water that could be used to extinguish the hundreds of wildfires currently burning in much of Western Europe is being wasted.
The melting of roads is one of the problems caused by this severe heat wave, which is affecting practically a large part of the Northern Hemisphere, especially the United States and Europe, and this solution to pouring water on asphalt is the end. is going to help. The Tour de France which ends this Sunday.