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Cycling through COVID-19 outbreak: Challenges for Tour de France

French President Emmanuel Macron is heading to the Alps on Wednesday as cyclists taking part in the Tour de France climb the region’s mountains.

As coronavirus infection rates keep rising, it is being seen as an attempt to reassure the public.

The famous cycle race was postponed from July and is taking place under a strict sanitary protocol.

Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Villard-de-Lans, France.