Protesters Cry Wolf, Delay Tour de France The Tour de France was delayed when a bunch of French farmers cried wolf right on the spot where the 10th stage of the race was to begin. Apparently there had been a spate of wolf attacks on cattle and sheep, and the farmers decided to stage a protest in the Alpine town of Grenoble. The riders simply moved the start to a few kilometers away. No word on whether the protest also kept the wolves at bay.
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Protesters Cry Wolf, Delay Tour de France

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Protesters Cry Wolf, Delay Tour de France

Protesters Cry Wolf, Delay Tour de France

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The Tour de France was delayed when a bunch of French farmers cried wolf right on the spot where the 10th stage of the race was to begin. Apparently there had been a spate of wolf attacks on cattle and sheep, and the farmers decided to stage a protest in the Alpine town of Grenoble. The riders simply moved the start to a few kilometers away. No word on whether the protest also kept the wolves at bay.