Tuesday July 14th, 2015

Stage 10Tarbes / La Pierre-Saint-Martin

Start 12h35 (Local time)
  • Nguvu kama simba*

    Chris Froome is as strong as a lion (nguwu kama samba in Swahili, the language he learnt in his native Kenya). He stormed to victory at La Pierre-Saint-Martin, the first summit of the Tour de France. Not only did he claim his fifth stage victory at the Tour de France but his lieutenant Richie Porte made the double for Team Sky, allowing the duo to start the second Pyrenean stage with the yellow and the polka dot jersey respectively. Froome has literally outclassed Nairo Quintana, Tejay van...

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The stage in videos

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On-board camera

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The stage in pictures

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Tour de France 2015 - 10/07/2015 - 10ème Etape - Tarbes / La Pierre Saint Martin - 167Km - Nathan HAAS (BSE) chez le barbier au village départ © ASO/B.Bade

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A sporting view

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  • Leaders
  • Caravan
  • Start town
  • Finish town
  • Feeding zone
  • Checkpoints
  • Sprint
  • Last kilometre
  • Hors catégorie climb
  • Points of interest
  • Cobblestones sectors

Tourist attractions

Tarbes

In the past, the peloton of the Tour de France mainly gathered in Tarbes for the start of stages. But the last visit here in 2009 saw the victory of Pierrick Fédrigo. On the previous finish in the Prefecture of Hautes-Pyrénées, in 1951, the day had been marked by a spectacular crash: Wim van Est,
first Dutch rider to wear the Yellow Jersey had fallen off a cliff, just after going up to the Col d'Aubisque. The crash naturally made him loose the race lead, but he thankfully survived the accident. “Which God was looking after Wim van Est?” was the title of sports daily L'Équipe the following day.

Web sites

© Ville de Tarbes
12 times a stage town
51,000 inhabitants
Prefecture of Hautes-Pyrénées (65)
www.tarbes.fr
Economy: armaments, transport, aeronautics
Specialities: Tarbes beans, black Bigorre pork, Madiran and Jurançon wines
Sport: Stadoceste Tarbais (rugby), Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (women's basketball), Petits As tennis tournament
Personalities: Marshal Foch, Théophile Gautier, Lautréamont (writers), Yvette Horner (accordion player), Jean Glavany (politician), Philippe Dintrans (rugby player), Bernard Lapasset (IRB chairman)
Festivals: Equestria, Mercredis du haras, Tarbes-Pyrenees Comic Festival, International Tango Festival
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  • Leaders
  • Caravan
  • Start town
  • Finish town
  • Feeding zone
  • Checkpoints
  • Sprint
  • Last kilometre
  • Hors catégorie climb
  • Points of interest
  • Cobblestones sectors

La Pierre-Saint-Martin

La Pierre-Saint-Martin, famous for its family skiing resort is also known by all the geologists and speleologists for its sinkhole that is considered as one of the most impressive in the world with a depth of 1 342 metres. While the peloton doesn't yet know the resort, some riders have already discovered the subtleties of this irregular climb. In 2007, for the only visit of the Tour coming from the opposite side of the borderline Col just above the resort, Colombian Mauricio Soler had conquered decisive points in his quest for the Polka-Dot Jersey.

Web sites

© Ville de La Pierre-Saint-Martin
No previous stages
A ski resort attached to Arette (1,100 inhabitants), a municipality in Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64)
www.lapierrestmartin.com
Economy: tourism
Specialities: Haut-Barétous trout, garbure (ham and cabbage stew), honey, Aramits cheeses, Jurançon
Sport: skiing, cycling
Personalities: The Musketeers
Festivals: Children's Festival of the Mountains, Shepherds' Fair, Snow-shoeing Festival, Winter Fest, Country Festival in Aramits, Junte de Roncal

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