Monday June 8th, 2015

Stage 2Le Bourget-du-Lac / Villars-les-Dombes

Start 10h40 (Local time)
  • Bouhanni flies like an eagle

    The Parc des Oiseaux nested the long awaited victory at World Tour level that Nacer Bouhanni hoped to deliver for Cofidis. The Frenchman's impressive jump came out of MTN-Qhubeka's impeccable lead out train for Edvald Boasson Hagen. However, the sprinters didn't collect enough time bonus to dethrone race leader Peter Kennaugh ahead of the team time trial.

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The stage in videos

video09/06/2015 

On board with Johan VAN SUMMEREN & Ben GASTAUER (AG2R LA MONDIALE) and...

  • On board with Johan VAN SUMMEREN & Ben...
  • Race summary - Stage 2

The stage in pictures

photo08/06/2015 

Critérium du Dauphiné 2015 - 08/06/2015 - Etape 2 - Le Bourget-du-Lac / Villars-les-Dombes - 173 Km - Le peloton devant le Lac du Bourget © ASO/X.Bourgois

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Tourist attractions

Le Bourget-du-Lac

This lakeside town in Savoie, ten kilometres from Chambéry and Aix-les-Bains, is named after the Lac du Bourget, the biggest natural lake in France. The town, so loved by French writer and statesman Lamartine, stands at the foot of a 1390-metre peak called the Dent du Chat.  Le Bourget-du-Lac has a rich heritage that tells us much about Savoie's history, including its 11th to 15th Century church that was built on an old Cluniac priory and its 13th Century castle. It has a population of around 5,000, and is also home to one of the University of Savoie campuses as well as the Savoie Technolac Business Park and Chambéry-Savoie Airport which is busy in both summer and winter with tourist traffic. The surrounding area is a fabulous playground for outdoor sports enthusiasts: water sports, hiking, mountain activities of all shapes and sizes…Tourism, historical heritage, protected natural areas, a cutting-edge technology and a research cluster, a university, a full cultural events programme, many local clubs and associations… a whole host of activities centred on just one town, Le Bourget-du-Lac, which, besides Lamartine, has played host to many other illustrious visitors including Montaigne, Rousseau and even Queen Victoria.  

lebourgetdulac.fr

© Service Communication Le-Bourget-du-Lac © Commune de Le-Bourget-du-Lac

Villars-les-Dombes

Situated in Ain, halfway between Lyon and Bourg-en-Bresse, the 35 hectares of the Parc des Oiseaux boasts one of the most richest collections of birds presented in wildlife parks in Europe. In the heart of the Dombes area, the Park allows visitors to travel the world through its 3,000 birds from 300 species. The park's unique atmosphere is due to its remarkably successful landscaping projects and its reconstructed environments which replicate the birds' original habitats as closely as possible. Two highlights of a visit to the Park are: watch the most beautiful show of birds in flight in the world, involving 150 birds, and feed the 200 or so Rainbow Lories, the small multi-coloured parrots that are housed in the biggest aviary in Europe open to visitors! The theme for the 2015 season is “Terres de France, Terres d'oiseaux” (“Regions of France, Regions of Birds”) and the park's exceptional patron will be Maud Fontenoy, the French yachtswoman. From the tropical forests of French Guiana to the Antarctic ice floes, and from the wetlands of France to the mangroves of New Caledonia, we show that the outstanding bird life in our country is a reflection of a globally unique ecological diversity across France's many and diverse territories.

parcdesoiseaux.com

© Jean-Baptiste Merillot © Conseil général de l'Ain © Commune de Villars-les-Dombes © Parc des Oiseaux

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