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Elite French anti-terror police to follow Tour de France riders | The Local

Elite French anti-terror police to follow Tour de France riders | The Local

A commando unit of elite counter-terrorism officers will be among a deployment of 23,000 police ensuring safety at the Tour de France, which begins in Dusseldorf on Saturday, the French interior ministry has said.
But while the jihadist terror threat is high and France remains in a state of emergency, Tour director Christian Prudhomme insists that road accidents are biggest danger to the smooth running of the Tour.
“When 12 million people line the roadside, vehicles pass, there are cyclists in front and behind, you have to be careful that enthusiasm doesn’t eliminate attentiveness,” Prudhomme told AFP.

Source: Elite French anti-terror police to follow Tour de France riders – The Local