For the last three days and with the agreement of the organizers, Stéphane Bertrand has taken a road parallel to the main itinerary crossing Xinjiang in China. Every day, he was routinely controlled by the police but could always continue forward. Today, he informed us that the police has prevented him from going forward on this road, in a region that is apparently not open to foreigners. He was forced to turn around and go backwards. The organizers are in touch with him and looking for a swift solution. We’ll keep you informed.