French winemakers secure Tour de France deal after blockade threats

Organisers of the cycling race agreed a promotional deal with winemakers in southern France furious at a sponsorship agreement with Chilean wine brand.

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Winemakers in the Aude area of Languedoc-Roussillon had threatened to disrupt the Tour de France 2016 when it passed through their region, because the organising body had earlier signed up a Chilean wine brand as an event sponsor, reports Decanter.