PARIS (AFP) — Police will ramp up security for the traditional Paris finish to the Tour de France on Sunday after the July 14 truck attack that killed 84 people in Nice, officials said.
Cycling’s most famous race will reach its conclusion with a sprint down the Champs-Élysées boulevard in the heart of the French capital.
Paris police, on a heightened state of alert following the Bastille Day assault in Nice and the November terror attacks in the capital, are taking no chances and have vowed “enhanced” security measures.
That includes restrictions on public street access, a crackdown on alcoholic drinks, reduced parking, and a ban on fireworks and imitation firearms.
Police also warned they would be checking people’s identity and searching bags and vehicles, as well as scouring the entire 113-kilometer route of the final Tour stage from Chantilly just north of Paris.