The towns / A sporting view
This neighbouring common of Nancy entered the club of stage towns of the Tour de France in 2012. It also hosts the Marcel Picot Stadium, home to the AS Nancy-Lorraine football club. It was here that Michel Platini made his professional debut. After a tremendous career, he organised his jubilee there in the spring of 1988:
a game that would include Pelé, Diego Maradona and Platini, three of the best players of all time. Platini and Maradona on the pitch and Pelé watching from the stands.
Mountain passes & hills
- Km 142 - Col de la Croix des Moinats7,6 kilometre-long climb at 6%
- Km 150 - Col de Grosse Pierre3 kilometre-long climb at 7,5%
- km 161 - Gérardmer La Mauselaine1,8 kilometre-long climb at 10,3%
Gérardmer La Mauselaine
The city owes its nickname, the “Pearl of the Vosges”, to Abel Hugo, brother of Victor who had been moved by the beauty of the lake just by the town. The memory of Gerardmer must also be moving for Pieter Weening who captured the greatest win of his career after a stage in Germany and France that had started in Pforzheim during the 2005 Tour. The young Dutchman had beaten to the line his only rival on the day, Andreas Kloden, by just 0,0002 of a second!
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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