Auf der strecke
With a population of 500,000 spread over 38 towns, the Namur Province is one of the least populated in Belgium with only 4.3 pc of the total population. The economy is mainly produced by small businesses specialised in building or services. The Namur province was created in 1795 when part of Belgium rallied the French Revolution. The French department of Sambre-et-Meuse was then created on the remnants of the Namur county and the Liege principality.
Km 3 : Chaudfontaine
The town owes its names to several hot springs, unique in Belgium, flowing at a temperature of 36.6 C.
Several of those springs provide lowly mineralised water ideal for the newly born and it is bottled on the spot and sold in supermarkets. Other waters are destined for spa treatment and cure rheumatism. Victor Hugo once dubbed Chaudfontaine the “violet of spas”.
The Chaudfontaine fort, partly destroyed during WWII, overlooks the city and offers a superb viewpoint on the valley. On top of the Chevremont hill, the basilica stands above the Vesdre valley and is turned towards Liege.
Trikotträger Am Ende der Etappe 20
Tagebuch der etappe
- 23:00Zusammenfassung der Etappe
- 17:43Cavendish zündet das Feuerwerk
- 16:00Interview - Etappensieger
- 19:23Zum Schluss Lotto-Belisol
- 19:22Peter Sagan: "Ich hätte nicht gedacht,...
- 19:20Chris Froome: "Ich bin über diese...
- 19:09Tejay Van Garderen: "Noch ein paar Jahre,...
- 18:46Bradley Wiggings: "Das darf man nicht...
- 16:35Mark Cavendish: "Es gibt keine bessere...
- 11:45Analyse der Etappe
- 11:30Wer wird Cavendish Paroli bieten?
- 10:30Die strecke
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