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This is the story of why all mountains may soon be covered with sawdust in summer.

To help the peloton cool off after the sweaty climb up to Les Saisies on the Tour de France, at the end of winter the remaining snow in the ski resort was piled together and covered with a thick layer of sawdust. The notion is simple: a 20- to 30-cm thick layer of sawdust can both absorb water and let air pass through. This means a loss of just 10% of the snow volume. Find the idea too difficult to follow? Never mind, we just wanted to prepare you for the future sight of mountains covered in sawdust. http://m.france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/alpes/savoie/pour-le-tour-de-france-rechausse-les-skis-aux-saisies-1046751.html (fr), http://m.france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/alpes/la-station-les-saisies-protege-sa-neige-pour-ouvrir-une-piste-de-ski-en-juillet-pendant-le-tour-de-france-989861.html#xtref=http://m.facebook.com (fr)

 

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