The weekends sporting events have been hit by snow down to 1400 meters today. The low snow and high winds caused a headache for the organisers of the Ultra-Trail Mont Blanc. The cols to Italy were covered with 20cm of snow and for safety grounds it was decided to shorten the event to 100km and avoid any high passes. The new circuit is entirely within France.
The Tour de l’Avenir bike race was unable to cross the col de la Madeleine with was snowbound. The stage was shortened 80k to just 44km. Summer snow is not unusual but temperatures have dropped 20C over the last couple of days.