Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Stage 11Besançon / Oyonnax

Start 12h50 (Local time)
  • More fireworks for Gallopin

    Tony Gallopin had his day of glory as he wore the yellow jersey on Bastille Day but he suffered a lot in the Vosges and didn't enjoy the ride really but he made it up after the rest day as he claimed his first stage victory at the Tour de France in a brilliant manner. He attacked twice in the last five kilometers to deliver another thrilling finale in Oyonnax while Vincenzo Nibali retained the lead and Andrew Talansky experienced a completely different feeling with a sore back at the far...

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The stage in pictures

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Tour de France 2014 - Etape 11 - Besançon / Oyonnax - 16/07/2014 - Vicenzo NIBALI sollicité par les médias après l'arrivée © ASO/B.Bade

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A sporting view

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  • Leaders
  • Caravan
  • Start town
  • Finish town
  • Feeding zone
  • Checkpoints
  • Sprint
  • Last kilometre
  • Hors catégorie climb
  • Points of interest
  • Cobblestones sectors

Tourist attractions

Besançon

The first stage finish in Besançon was to be a historical one. The riders had indeed climbed up the Ballon d'Alsace for the very first time. But the “city of time” has naturally become a key place for time-trials. In 1963 for example, it was in Besançon that Jacques Anquetil, after conquering the overall lead in Chamonix added a final touch to his fourth triumph. In the same spirit, Bradley Wiggins confirmed his status as the boss of the Tour by shining on the Besançon time-trial where he captured his first stage success on the Tour de France.
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Web sites

Museum of Time in the Palais Granvelle © Jean-Charles Sexe
Stage town for the 20th time
Doubs (25)
Population : 123,000 inhabitants (Bisontins) and 176,000 in the Community of Agglomeration of Greater Besançon (59 municipality)
Economy : clock making, microtechnology, nanotechnology, bio-medical
Culture : Two National theatres, City of Arts and Culture, Vauban Citadel, Museum of Time (clocks), Museum of Fine Art and Archeology, Birthplace of Victor Hugo, Cathedral Astronomic clock registered in the Centre des
monuments nationaux. Festivals: Orgue en ville, Jazz, Les petites fugues, Festival of Ancient Music, Les Mots Doubs, International Music Festival (competition for young conductors).
Sport : ESBF (women handball, fi rst division), ESBM (mens handball, second division). Events : Diagonale du Doubs (mountainbiking), European BMX Championships, Tour de Franche-Comté, National cyclo-cross challenge,
Chronostar Athletics Meet, Festival of Extreme Sports
Specialities : comté and cancoillotte cheese, cured meats, wines from Jura, coq au vin with wine and morels
Sustainable Development : 150 km of cycle paths, 220 selfservice bicycles, car share (12 cars), two taxibikes, tram (September 2014)
Labels : UNESCO world heritage site, City of Art and History, 3 flowers, 5 @, Child Friendly Town

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  • Leaders
  • Caravan
  • Start town
  • Finish town
  • Feeding zone
  • Checkpoints
  • Sprint
  • Last kilometre
  • Hors catégorie climb
  • Points of interest
  • Cobblestones sectors

Oyonnax

What a year of sports it's been for Oyonnax, a city that will welcome the Tour de France for the very first time and saw its rugby team promoted to the Top 14 league. In terms of cycling, the city has had the time to prepare after hosting the Criterium du Dauphiné. During the last edition, Elia Viviani had made the best of the tough last part of the course to distance Thor Hushovd and Nacer Bouhanni, his expected rivals in case of a bunched sprint. The Italian eventually beat the future Green Jersey of the event, Gianni Meersman.
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http://www.youtube.com/user/TourismeOyonnax

Web sites

Lake Genin and Haut-Bugey © Daniel Gillet
Stage town for the 1st time
Capital City of l'Ain (01)
Population : 23,000 inhabitants (Oyonnaxiens) and 58,000 in the Community of Communes of Haut-Bugey
Economy : 600 businesses in the Plastic Valley, European Centre of Plastics, Plastipolis centre of competition, wood industry, eyewear and hair ornaments
Culture : Saint-Léger church and monumental gate, the Saint-Michel Abbey in Nantua, Museum of the Resistance, monument des Maquis à la prairie d'Échallon,The comb and plastics museum. Festival: Winter Festival. Tourist
Attractions : Lake Genin, Nantua Lake (green resort), Cize-Bolozon Viaduct and the Ain Gorges, Sylans glaciers, route des Sapins
Sport : US Oyonnax Rugby (Top 14), Les Enfants du Devoirs (gymnastics), Plastic Valley Football Club (inserfoot), La Forestière mountain biking, car rallying, Olympic swimming pool with a retractable roof, Christophe Lemaitre athletics stadium
Specialities : pike quenelles with a Nantua sauce, Cerdon (sweet sparkling rose wine), comté cheese with unpasturised milk, sausages with red wine
Sustainable Development : 10 km of newly created cycle paths, urban biomass boiler, hiking and mountainbiking routes, 5,400 trees in the city
Labels : City with the French Resistance Medal, Child friendly city

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