For several months the volunteers have been working hard on the World Cup track.
More than fifty volunteers come each weekend, under the rain, and sometimes during the week to try to have a top level track for the event to the pleasure of pilots and spectators.
To avoid seeing all the work degraded before the competition start, a local bye-law has been made.
It prohibits MTB ride, motor vehicles and pedestrians (… Trail) on the black track of the Pic du Jer (World Cup track) until April 8 included:
[Article 1: The MTB ride, motor vehicles and pedestrians are prohibited on the black track of the Pic du Jer (World Cup track) until April 8 included unless specifically authorized by the city of Lourdes].
[Article 2: The Director General of the Municipality Services, Mr. Commander, Chief of Lourdes Police and officers under their command are responsible, each in respect of the implementation of this local bye-law].
Therefore if people are surprised going on the track, in addition to problems with the Mayor of Lourdes and Lourdes Police, their name will be given to the UCI (if MTB rider), which will make measure about their registration for the race.
Barriers and chains have also been installed.
Thank you for your understanding.