The towns / A sporting view
Tallard is the kingdom of air sports, especially parachuting and paragliding, that attracts fanatics from around Europe. And that might have given wings to Cedric Vasseur before taking off for a long stage heading to Marseille in 2007. Part of a strong breakaway group, the French rider who had carried the Yellow Jersey ten years before and was living his last season as a professional rider eventually beat to the line one of his young compatriots at the time, Sandy Casar who recently decided to also retire from racing.
2 000 inhabitants
Capital of the Hautes-Alpes Canton (05)
Mountain passes & hillsNo mountain passes and hills referenced in this stage
The Gard Prefecture is also part of those cities that have a history of over a hundred years with the Tour de France. Five years ago for the last visit of the pack, Nîmes had witnessed the impressive sprint of Mark Cavendish and became one of the twenty French towns where the British rider has triumphed. Other than the Tour, the Roman city also welcomed several stage finishes of the Grand Prix du Midi-Libre, the last having been won by Damien Nazon in 1998.
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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