One day after Simon Gerrans beat Peter Sagan to give his team its first stage victory in the Tour de France, the 33-year-old from Australia joined eight others - Michael Albasini, Simon Clarke, Matt Goss, Daryl Impey, Brett Lancaster, Cameron Meyer, Stuart O'Grady and Svein Tuft - to win a second successive stage. One of this team, Stuart O'Grady, was amongst the quintet of Australians to have worn the coveted 'maillot jaune' before but now there are six Aussies with those bragging rights.
Gerrans began the 25km team time trial ranked third overall, one second behind Jan Bakelants...
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A sporting view
Capital of the Côte d'Azur, situated in the centre of Europe, Nice is currently undergoing a veritable ecological, economic, cultural, artistic and architectural revolution. Creative, dynamic, cosmopolitan, young, it bursts with achievements worthy of the greatest cities. Innovation is everywhere and touches all spheres. Nice is advancing and harnessing all its energies.
At the heart of a region of timeless beauty, it has something to offer everyone: a town of history, culture, art, creativity, events, leisure, nature, hospitality, different flavours…Nice is cultivating the charm of its differences by offering a selection of places to visit : the famous Promenade des Anglais, the redeveloped Massena square surrounded by the Coulée Verte, a 12 hectare urban park. Add to that the 19 museums or galleries hosting prestigious collections : from Matisse to Chagall, via French and American avant-garde artists, surprising collections of Naive art or Asian art...
Prefecture of Alpes-Maritimes (06)
Motto: Nice the very faithful
Signatures: capital of Côte d'Azur
Specialties: pissaladiere (local pizza), salade niçoise (salad), pan bagnat (tuna sandwich), socca, Nice carnations.
Celebrities: Garibaldi, Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy Yves Klein (painters), Arman Jean Sosno (sculptors), Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, Louis Nucera, Max Gallo, Didier Van Cauwelaert (writers), Simone Veil (politician), Georges Lautner, Jean-Pierre Mocky (filmmakers), Michelle Mercier, Mylene Demongeot, Michele Laroque (actresses), Denise Fabre (television), Dick Rivers, Jenifer, Rose, Medi (singers), Yannick Agnel, Clement Lefert, Camille Muffat (swimmers), Jean-Pierre Dick (yachtsman), Suzanne Lenglen (tennis player), Hugo Lloris (footballer), Surya Bonaly (figure skater).
Sport: OGC Nice (football), OGC Nice Handball (Womens' League 1), Olympic Nice Natation
Culture: Nice carnival (February), Nice Jazz Festival (July), Festival l'Art sacré (December, January), Nice book fair (June), Festival crossover (May), Manca (International Festival of Music) (November). 18 museums and galleries.
Labels: ville fleurie (4), Internet town 5@
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