The heartwarming folk tale of the mountain waiting at the end of stage six of the Tour de France begins in the Thirty Years’ War, when young women from the nearby town fled up the nearest hill to escape the threat of rape and murder by Swedish mercenaries. Cornered, they chose to kill themselves by leaping into the lake below rather than be caught.
Source link : https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tour-de-france/tour-de-france-live-updates-stage-6-route-preview-prediction-la-planche-des-belles-filles-2019-a8999916.html
Author : Lawrence Ostlere
Publish date : 2019-07-10 21:04:00
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