The towns / A sporting view
The second city of the Dordogne area is linked to some prestigious riders after hosting two time-trials. Already on the way to Perigueux but on a longer distance of 74.5kms, Jacques Anquetil sealed his 2nd victory on the Tour de France in 1961. In more recent times, Miguel Indurain captured the Yellow Jersey of the 1994 Tour on a course in the opposite direction, beating his closest rival, Tony Rominger by over two minutes.
56 250 inhabitants in the 27 commons of the Communauté d'Agglomération Bergeracoise including 28 000 in Bergerac
Dordogne Sous-préfecture (24)
Mountain passes & hillsNo mountain passes and hills referenced in this stage
The people of Perigueux have welcomed two time-trials in their city that already linked them to Bergerac, in 1961 and 1994. They also had the opportunity of seeing the pack go by in 2007. As the breakaway group went through the city, they certainly weren't expecting great things from a bruised and battered Sandy Casar who had hit a dog just after the start in Cahors. But once in Angoulême, the rider, used the second positions, finally conquered his very first stage on the Tour de France, eventually beating Axel Merckx, Laurent Lefèvre and Michael Boogerd to the line.
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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