Saturday July 11th, 2015

Stage 8Rennes / Mûr-de-Bretagne

Start 13h00 (Local time)
  • Vuillermoz delivers first French win

    Alexis Vuillermoz delivers the first French stage victory of the 2015 Tour de France one year after another AG2R-La Mondiale, Blel Kadri, paved the way for his compatriots one year ago. He counter-attacked after an acceleration by Chris Froome 800 metres before the top of Mûr de Bretagne and surprised Dan Martin who started his effort too late and came second. Froome retained the yellow jersey ahead of the team time trial set to finish in Plumelec where the winner of the yearly Grand Prix...

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The stage in videos

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On-board camera

  • On-board camera
  • Summary
  • Landscape of the day
  • Buzz of the day
  • The Flamme rouge - The last kilometre
  • La minute maillot jaune LCL
  • Magazine
  • [Official Teaser] Tour de France 2015
  • Stage Analysis by Bernard Hinault (5-time...
  • Safety 2015
  • The towns 2015 : visit Mûr de Bretagne
  • La forêt de Paimpont
  • The towns 2015 : visit Rennes

The stage in pictures

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Tour de France 2015 - 11/07/2015 - 8ème Etape - Rennes / Mur de Bretagne - 181,5 Km - Alexis VUILLERMOZ (ALM), vainqueur du jour et Brice FEILLU (BSE) © ASO/G.Demouveaux

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A sporting view

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

Tourist attractions

Rennes

In terms of sports, the capital of Brittany is mainly represented by its football club, the Stade Rennais. Its youth system indeed produced star players such as Sylvain Wiltord, Mikaël Sylvestre or Yoann Gourcuff. But cycling naturally has a key importance. The city was indeed the place of birth of the last rider from Brittany to wear the Yellow Jersey, Stéphane Heulot. Although he was born in Saint-Méen-le-Grand, some forty kilometres away from Rennes, the town is mainly known for Louison Bobet, one of the most prestigious champions of French cycling and first rider to conquer three consecutive editions of the Tour.

Web sites

© Ville de Rennes
15 times a stage town
214,000 inhabitants
Prefecture of Ille-et-Vilaine (35)
Economy: universities, local government, automotive industry, media, connector industry, computers
Specialities: galette saucisse, parlementin de Rennes (almond, apple and cider pastry), Breton specialities
Sport: Stade Rennais (L1), Rennes Volley 35
Personalities: Paul Féval (novelist), General Boulanger, Charles Vanel (comedian), Étienne Daho (singer), Stéphane Heulot (cycling), Charles Biétry (journalist), François Pinault (entrepreneur)
Festivals: Trans Musicales, Festival Gourmand, Tombées de la Nuit, Quartiers d'été

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

Mûr-de-Bretagne

The common only welcomed one stage finish of the Tour during the 2011 edition. On that year's stage 4, future Yellow Jersey Cadel Evans had surprised the field and Alberto Contador at the end of an intense and smartly timed final sprint while the Spaniard was maybe to keen to lift his arms in the sky. The long and steep straight had been named the Alpe-d'Huez of Brittany well before that outcome. On the 1947 Tour, the climb was placed halfway through a time-trial which had another difficulty: its impressive length of 139 kilometres! Jean Robic had positioned himself as a clear title contender before triumphing two days later in Paris.

Web sites

© Ville de Mûr de Bretagne
One previous Tour visit
2,200 people
Capital of the canton of Côtes-d'Armor (22)
http://www.murdebretagne.net
Economy: green, nautical and river tourism, shops, agro alimentary industry, hydroelectrics
Specialities: pancakes, butter biscuits, venison terrine, farmhouse cheeses
Sport: Côte de Mûr-de-Bretagne, France canoeing and kayaking championships
Personalities: Budic (Count of Nantes), the Rohans, Camille Corot (painter)
Festivals: Summer market, Biozone fair, sport events on Lake Guerlédan

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Classifications after the stage 1

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