The towns / A sporting view
Maubourguet Pays du Val
An area of plains and hills, the Pays du Val d'Adour is at the crossroads of the Béarn, Bigorre and Gascogne cultures. Concerning Maubourguet, the name of the common was chosen by its inhabitants to inspire fear to possible invaders. But the “Bad Village” will certainly be far more hospitable to the riders. While the Tour de France will stop there for the first time, Maubourguet has already hosted the start of a stage of the Tour des Pyrenées in 2004, heading to Lourdes and claimed by Théo Eltink.
48 000 inhabitants in the 10 cantons of the Pays du Val d'Adour including 2 500 in Maubourguet
Cantons shared between Gers (32), Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64) and Hautes-Pyrénées (65)
Mountain passes & hillsNo mountain passes and hills referenced in this stage
On the main square of the common, a statue of Cyrano is displayed, although the hero who inspired Edmond Rostand's theatre play never put a foot in the city.
Unlike Cyrano, wines are very present in the area including the famous Monbazillac. In terms of cycling, Bergerac has only welcomed one stage of the Tour that brings back fond memories to Jacky Durand. On that day of July 1994, he had indeed conquered his first stage victory in Cahors with the French champion's jersey on his shoulders.
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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