Tour de France: 11 victims of terrorism climbed Mont Ventoux

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Eleven survivors of attacks climbed the giant of Provence on Tuesday on the eve of the passage of the Tour de France peloton. The Mont Ventoux stage will be dedicated to victims of terrorism.

Mont Ventoux is a myth of the Tour de France. His long ascent of nearly 21 km under a scorching sun, with slopes averaging 7.5%, has already marked the Grande Boucle 16 times. Tuesday July 6, it is a group of 11 courageous and courageous who braved this climb for a good cause.

Eleven victims of terrorism from all over the world climbed Mont Ventoux together under the aegis of V-Europe and theFrench Association of Victims of Terrorism (AfVT).

“In these fifth commemorations of the attacks in Paris / Saint-Denis, Brussels and Nice, and the 20e of the September 11 attacks in the United States, victims of terrorism will climb Mont Ventoux on July 6 to show the way to resilience and appeal to the generosity of the public, “Guillaume Denoix de Saint Marc announced in a press release, Managing Director and Founder of AfVT, who was himself one of the 11 climbers.

He was accompanied by Adrien and Anaële Abescat, a brother and sister victims of an attack in 2007 in Saudi Arabia, Julien and Caroline Altounian, victims of a terrorist attack in Cairo in 2009, Mark and Vera De Boeck, who suffered the Ramblas attack in Barcelona in 2017, Aristide and Marion Melissas, overthrown by a terrorist in New York in 2017, Karen Northshield and Philippe Vanderberghe, present during the Brussels attacks in 2016.

The 11e stage of the Tour de France, Wednesday July 7, will be dedicated to the association and the professional peloton will wear the colors of the association in order to raise funds.

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