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Éric Boyer, the manager of the Cofidis team, lives in Embrun. He really loves his town of adoption and the scenery which surrounds it like the unknown mountain passes that Tour de France will go through this year.
“The region’s mountain passes are little known as they cross the border and it is not easy to find a town nearby. Going for ride here means being prepared to cycle for a 250 km stretch! These mountain passes like the Col de Larche, are situated in a really spectacular desert region, where cyclists should go who long to be alone. The slopes here are long and difficult and they really deserve to be known.
Embrun is also worth discovering. It is still a town which is original and natural and has managed to be preserved. It has been developed by respecting the environment and by not building tower blocks. There are many ecologists there, people who respect nature, like my cousin. He is a herdsman and he still carries out transhumance. It is true that today the town only has a small hotel capacity and it is isolated. It is much easier to go from Paris or Lyon to Savoie than to this region. The people of Marseille are more fortunate as the motorway takes them all the way to Tallard. It is a town that has also been developed for tourists via water activities on the lake formed by the dam of Serre-Ponçon. The inhabitants of Embrun acknowledge that they would like to attract more tourists. The Embrun Triathlon is already a great event, but for us to welcome not just one but two stages of the Tour de France, will be a real bonus!”