On a rainy day in Paris prior to an evening sunshine at the time of the final presentation, Chris Froome (Team Sky) was crowned the winner of the Tour de France for the second time. His impatience to secure the overall classification was cut short as the referees took the times at the first crossing of the line on the Champs-Elysées. André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) won the final bunch sprint to clinch his fourth stage victory and the sixth for a German rider out of twenty since the Grand...
It's been a hard Tour since the very first stages. The fight was hard and the points scale was different from last year's. The most important for me was to not have crashed. I've done my best all year. I think I've done well. It's been a nice experience to do the Tour with someone like Alberto Contador, he's a big champion.
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A sporting view
Sèvres - Grand Paris
The common of Sèvres, situated by the Seine river is famous for its porcelain museum. It is also known by cycling enthusiasts as being the neighbouring city of Ville-d'Avray, a place that is part of the history of the Tour. It was indeed in Ville-d'Avray that in 1903, the finish of the first edition of the Tour de France took place, claimed by Maurice Garin. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the event, the start of the final stage had been given from Ville-d'Avray, one of the eight commons of the Grand Paris Seine Ouest area.
Capital of a canton in Hauts-de-Seine (92)
23,600 inhabitants, 330,000 for Grand Paris Seine Ouest (Boulogne-Billancourt, Chaville, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Marnes-la-Coquette, Meudon, Sèvres, Vanves and Ville-d'Avray)
Economy: tertiary services. 22,000 companies and businesses.
Sport: Sèvres FC (football), Issy Paris Hand, ACBB (Boulogne, omnisport)
Personalities: Honoré de Balzac (writer), Léon Gambetta (politician), Constant Troyon (painter), Jean Carmet (comedian), Karim Ziani, David Bellion (soccer)
Festivals: Sum Festival, Dictée de Sèvres, Rencontres de l'Imaginaire, Rock en Seine,
book fair in Boulogne-Billancourt, biography book fair in Chaville, Games festival in Issy, Art Danthé, Jazz A'Vian
The City of Lights offers sites and monuments that will please all type of visitors, from the Centre Pompidou to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, from the Eiffel Tower to the Panthéon, not forgetting the Butte Montmartre or the Opera. But the riders of the Tour de France only have one place in mind: the Champs-Élysées, the central and majestic avenue of the capital where the final line of the Tour de France was set in 1975. For that Grande Premiere, forty years ago, French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing had come to congratulate the day's winner, Walter Godefroot, as well as the man who had beaten legendary Eddy Merckx, Bernard Thévenet conquering his first Tour de France.
40 stage finishes on the Champs-Élysées
Capital of France and the capital of the Île-de-France region
Municipal-department and prefecture (75)
Specialities: mushrooms, ham
Economy: tourism, luxury goods, fashion, gastronomy, tertiary services
Celebrities: too many to mention!
Festivals: Festival of Music, Paris Plages, Marche des fiertés, Paris Quartier d'été, Cinéma au clair de lune, Techno Parade, Printemps des rues, Nuit Blanche, and many others
Jersey wearers after the stage 1
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Sponsorship and Environment
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
A.S.O. is committed to integrating environmental considerations into the organisation of its races: Limiting CO2 emissions; A quality waste management policy for the spectators but also for the organisers and the riders; The promotion of cycling as an alternative, environmentally-friendly means of transport. Read more