A sporting view
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Despite developing on an ancient roman city, the Essonne Prefecture later built the only French cathedral of the 20th century! It then had to wait for the 21st century to host another monument, the Tour de France, for the finish of a stage won by Erik Zabel. At the time, the German sprinter didn't yet know that he would fail in all his attempts to triumph on the Champs-Elysées stage.
116 700 inhabitants in the 6 commons of the Communauté d'Agglomération Évry Centre Essonne including 52 800 in Évry
Essonne Prefecture (91)
1 200 000 inhabitants and 64 commons for the department
Since 1975, the final circuit of the Tour de France is set in the historical heart of the world's capital of tourism. With his four stage wins, the Champs-Elysées seemed to have found in Mark Cavendish its master but Marcel Kittel stopped the series of mister invincible on the famous avenue. Already a winner of the first stage in Bastia, Cav's contradictor is one of the 14 riders who have won on the first and last day of the Tour. Before the German, Thor Hushovd had been the last to join the club in 2006.
39 finishes on the Champs-Élysées
2 250 000 inhabitants
Capital of France and capital of the Île-de-France Region
Common-department and Prefecture (75)
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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