Padding to be installed on Tour descent amid growing safety concerns

June 30, 2023

Tour de France organisers will install padding on the trickiest section of the descent from the Col de la Loze on the 17th stage as part of a global effort to improve riders’ safety following the death of Gino Mader.

The decision to use padding was made before Swiss rider Mader died in a high-speed crash in a descent at the Tour de Suisse this month. REUTERS