The towns / A sporting view
In terms of cycling, Gerardmer is deeply linked to the Tour de l'Avenir that has stopped there five times. It was on that Vosges stage in 2009 that Romain Sicard had taken command of the race, distancing the likes of Tejay Van Garderen, Rafael Vals Ferri and Sergio Henao. A few years before, in 2001, the future Green Jersey of the Tour, Baden Cooke, had captured one of his first successes.
9 330 inhabitants
Capital of the Vosges Canton (88)
Mountain passes & hillsNo mountain passes and hills referenced in this stage
The biggest automobile museum in the world, the Cité de l'Automobile, is set in Mulhouse. And the same goes for the train museum, Cité du Train that offers one of the most impressive railway collections. But the city also has quite a few great cycling stories to tell. Indeed, at the end of the first stage of the 1926 Tour, winner Jules Buysse captured the Yellow Jersey, eventually won in Paris by… Lucien Buysse. There is actually only one other example of brothers, also Belgian, to have carried the Yellow Jersey in the same edition of the Tour: Romain and Sylvère Maes, in 1939.
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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