The towns / A sporting view
Out of the 13 stage finishes in Mulhouse, three winners of the Tour have triumphed there: Nicolas Frantz for a first visit in 1925, Bernard Hinault on a time-trial in 1981 and Laurent Fignon in 1992. The two-time winner was then witnessing his penultimate Tour and had taken off for a long solo effort on his way up the Grand Ballon. Fifty kilometres later, he was to conquer the last of his nine stages on the event.
Mountain passes & hills
- Km 30,5 - Col du Firstplan8,3 kilometre-long climb at 5,4%
- Km 54,5 - Petit Ballon9,3 kilometre-long climb at 8,1%
- Km 72 - Col du Platzerwasel7,1 kilometre-long climb at 8,4%
- Km 104 - Col d’Oderen6,7 kilometre-long climb at 6,1%
- Km 144 - Col des Chevrères3,5 kilometre-long climb at 9,5%
- Km 161 - La Planche des Belles Filles5,9 kilometre-long climb at 8,5%
La Planche des Belles
Only skiing resort of the Haute-Saône Department, La Planche des Belles Filles entered the history of the Tour in style among the finishing sites of the race in 2012. The final part can only suit the best climbers. That day, Chris Froome was to conquer his first stage success. After working hard for his leader Bradley Wiggins, he replied to a Cadel Evans' attack in the last kilometres where the ascent was the hardest. Glory awaited team Sky at the top: stage for Froome, Yellow Jersey for Wiggins.
Corporate social responsibility
Since it was founded, Amaury Sport Organisation has been involved in various sponsorship and philanthropy activities. It is the generosity of sport that can be found in a certain number of initiatives aiming to invest in the workings of the disciplines themselves (sponsorship of the French Federation of Cycling), in a humanitarian and social framework, (Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, Actions Dakar, Un Techo Para Mi Pais) or in the environmental sphere (Madre De Dios, selective sorting, etc.). Read more
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