Vuelta a España

Stage 9 · 164 km

Antequera → Valdepeñas de Jaén

"We have spent the 20th century discovering how we destroy the environment. We should use the 21st century to learn how we can survive with the environment at the heart of our economic development aspirations"

— Achim Steiner - Executive Director, UNEP

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Climate change could make the Tour de France a lot hotter

by Katie Valentine

In the eyes of much of the world, competitive cycling is threatened most by its headline-grabbing doping scandal. Just a few weeks ago, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong claimed it was “impossible” to win the Tour de France without taking performance enhancing drugs. But it turns out climate change might be more of a threat to the sport — and its famous race — than doping.

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