How was the first time ?
His first experience of France was not exactly a great memory. Sent to improve his cycling skills at VC La Pomme in Marseille, the Colorado rider had spent a year mostly wasting his time among hosts quite foreign to his personality and awkward sense of humour.
It's a flattish stage to bridge the Pyrenees and the wonderful Dordogne province but with 12km to go, there's a 1.3km hill at 7.6% nearby the Monbazillac castle, built in 1550. The local vineyards delivers a sweet wine that goes with foie gras at perfection but the riders' concern will still be centered around either surviving and finishing the Tour or trying to win a stage, finally. This is the last occasion for attackers. They have to break away from far and keep a big lead as they'll get...
Maubourguet Pays du Val d'Adour / Bergerac
An area of plains and hills, the Pays du Val d'Adour is at the crossroads of the Béarn, Bigorre and Gascogne cultures. Concerning Maubourguet, the name of the common...
The stage in videos
- Stage 19: by Pierrick Fedrigo (FDJ.fr)
Le Tour 2014 route
Tour de france 2014
Running from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2014, the 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,664 kilometres.
These stages have the following profiles:
- 9 flat stages
- 5 hill stages
- 6 mountain stages with 5 altitude finishes
- 1 individual time-trial stage
- 2 rest days
9 new stage cities
Leeds, Harrogate, York, Sheffield, Cambridge, Ypres, Oyonnax, Risoul, Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour
Each year it is much awaited and lights up the roadside... we are talking of course about the Tour de France sponsor's parade! Discover the crazy cars of our partners and try your luck at winning gifts on...
Jersey wearers after the stage 18
Sponsorship and Environment
The Jerseys of the Tour
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