Tuesday July 21st, 2015

Rest day 2Gap

Tourist attractions


At the bottom of the mountains, this city is for the Tour de France travelers a perfect doorway to the Alps. Men attempting long breakaways have often triumphed, like Jean-François Bernard clinching his first stage victory in 1986 or Pierrick Fédrigo twenty years later. On the last two visits, the finishes in Gap crowned a World Champion in 2011, Norway's Thor Hushovd, and two years later a future rainbow jersey wearer, Portuguese Rui Costa.

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21 times a stage town
41,000 inhabitants
Prefecture of Hautes-Alpes (05)
Specialities: tartes de Champsaur (prune tart), cheese, pâtés, tourtons (beignets), oreilles d'âne (spinach gratin), Gap ravioli, lamb, golden delicious apples
Economy: services, tourism, construction
Sports: Rapaces de Gap (ice hockey), Gap FC (CFA)
Personalities: Guillaume Farel (protestant notable), Baron de la Doucette (prefect, MP and writer), Gilles Grimandi (footballer), Sébastien Ogier (world rally champion)
Festivals: International Festival of Folk Dances, Mountain Cinema Festival, Amateur Theatre Festival

Jersey wearers after the stage 1

Classifications after the stage 1

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