Wednesday July 6th, 2016

Stage 5Limoges / Le Lioran

Start 11h35 (Local time)
  • Greg Van Avermaet takes stage win and race lead

    One year after he claimed his first victory at the Tour de France in stage 13 to Rodez when he outsprinted Peter Sagan, Greg Van Avermaet of BMC Racing Team stepped up in the history of the race as he added the yellow jersey to his brilliant solo win at Le Lioran, taking over from the Slovakian who led the race for three days. In the morning, he feared the stage in the Massif Central was too hard for him but it wasn't the case. He rode all his breakaway companions off in the hills. Thomas De...

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The stage in pictures

photo14/07/2016 

Tour de France 2016 - 06/07/2016 - Etape 5 - Limoges/ Le Lioran (216 km) - L'équipe TEAM SKY © ASO/A.Broadway

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Tourist attractions

On the road

 Le château de Rochechouart en haute-Vienne © Accrochoc  Le CSP Limoges est le club de basket le plus titré de France © Laurent Lagarde

Population: 375,869
Prefecture: Limoges
Sub-prefectures: Bellac and Rochechouart
Surface : 5 520,1 km²
Specialties: Limousine beef and veal, Cul Noir (Black ass) pig, Baronet lamb, madeleine (cake), massepain (biscuit made with almond paste), burgou (chestnut cake), feuillardier (chestnut liquor)
Sport clubs: Limoges CSP (basketball), USAL (rugby union), Limoges Handball 87, Limoges Football Club, ROC ASSJ HB87
Events: Tour du Limousin (cycling), Course nature des gendarmes et des voleurs de temps (trail), Randonnez-vous en Haute-Vienne (trekking).
Festivals: Culture au grand jour; La Route du Sirque; Graines de Rues; Urbaka ; Bandafolie's; 1,001 notes; National Festival of Bellac; Festival du Haut-Limousin ; Musical Nights in Cieux; Le labyrinthe de la voix (The Maze of Voices) in Rochechouart; Saint-Yrieix music festival; Cuivres en fêtes (brass bands); Festival du Mont-Gargan; Paroles de conteurs (tales); Coquelicontes; Francophonies en Limousin; International Festival of press cartoons and caricature in Saint-Just-le-Martel ; Biennale Danse émoi(dance); Eclats d'émail
Economy: agriculture (breeding), porcelain, European centre for ceramics, Elopsys high tech hub, wood and paper, enamel, copper. Clothing (Smuggler, Weston, Broussaud, Parallèle). Electricity (Legrand).
Websites/ FB / Twitter : www.haute-vienne.fr /www.chalucet.com / www.facebook.com/departementhautevienne / www.youtube.com/user/conseilgeneral87/videos / www.dailymotion.com/user/conseilgeneral87/1 / plus.google.com/+DepartementHauteVienne

Population: 2,500 inhabitants
The village is famous for holding for the past 35 years an international festival of press cartoons and caricature.

 Les ruines gallo-romaines des Cars © Thierry46  La tourbière du Longeyroux, vieille de 8 000 ans © Noeljupiter

Population: 240,781
Prefecture: Tulle
Sub-prefectures: Brive, Ussel
Surface: 5,857 km2
Specialities: Maugein accordions, Le Corrèze knives, slate in Travassac, Le Tanneur leather goods, Sothys cosmetics, Salers (aperitif), Denoix distillery, "Le Miel des Muses" wine, chestnut, strawberries in Beaulieu, truffles and penny buns, nuts, Limousin apples, veal, Limousin beef.
Sport clubs CABC Corrèze (Brive) rugby union
Events: Aquaterra trail, Tulle-Brive-Nature trail, Bugeat-Monédières Raidlight trail, Xtrail Dordogne, canoe-kayak French championship, Kenny Festival (motorcyle), Showjumping in Pompadour.
Festivals: Brive Festival (music), La Vézère festival (classical music/opera), Saint-Robert Festival (classical music), Chanteix Festival (music), Sédières Festival, Brive book fair.
Economy: agriculture, forest and timber, hydroelectricity with dams, tourism, food industry, high tech.
Remarkable sites: Lake of Viam (Regional Nature Park of Millevaches), Bugeat (1000 Sources sports centre), Gallo-Roman site of Les Cars, Longeyroux, village of Meymac.
Websites/ FB / Twitter : www.correze.fr / www.facebook.com/departementcorreze / www.tourismecorreze.com / www.facebook.com/correzetourisme / twitter.com/correzetourisme / instagram.com/correzetourisme

Population: 2,500 inhabitants
The village is famous for holding for the past 35 years an international festival of press cartoons and caricature.

 La tradition fromagère se perpétue avec le temps © T. Marsilhac  Le Cantal regorge d’activités de plein air © T. Marsilhac

Population: 152,797
Prefecture: Aurillac
Sub-prefectures : St Flour, Mauriac
Surface: 5 726 km²
Specialities: 5 AOP cheese varieties (Cantal, Salers, Saint-Nectaire, Bleu d'Auvergne, Fourme d'Ambert), delicatessen (sausage, pâté, fritons, ham…), Cornet de Murat, cheese tart (desserts), Gentiane Couderc, Avèze, Salers, Le Birlou, Le Tonton (liquors), Croquants of Salers and Trizac (biscuits).
Sport clubs: Stade Aurillacois Cantal Auvergne (rugby union, Pro D2) and FC Aurillac-Arpajon (women's Ligue 2, men in division 5)
Events: Ultra Trail of Puy Mary-Aurillac, La Pastourelle (trekking, mountain bike, running), International cycling criterium in Marcolès, Etape Sanfloraine and Antonin Magne granfondos.
Festivals: Aurillac International Street Theatre Festival, International Tattoo Festival in Chaudes-Aigues, Festival des Hautes Terres in St Flour, Hibernarock Festival, Fête de l'Estive in Allanche, Boogie-Woogie Fsetival in Laroquebrou, Chestnut fair in Mourjou…
Economy: agriculture, tourism thermal baths, food industry, crafts, furniture, pharmaceutical products, umbrellas. Production and distribution of industrial and medical gaz.
Websites / FB / Twitter : www.cantal.fr / www.cantal-destination.com / www.lelioran.com / www.puymary.fr / www.caleden.com / www.facebook.com/CantalDestination/?ref=hl / twitter.com/cantald / www.facebook.com/cantalauvergne/ / twitter.com/cantalauvergne

Cantal is a multi-faceted land. Around his volcanic massif, large valleys are home to a great variety of landscapes with high plateaux and vertiginous gorges. A land of tradition, it maintained its historical skills and crafts and notably the making of cheese. Cantal is the number one French department for quality labelled cheese. The Cantal cheese is still produced in the same fashion as in the 18th century. As for meat and delicatessen, they are also treated with the utmost care, from breeding to transformation to sale. Time and care are necessary to please the most difficult palates. Cantal is not only a land brimming with past treasures, but also a relaxed, fresh air atmosphere and mentality to be appreciated now.

Population: 2,500 inhabitants
The village is famous for holding for the past 35 years an international festival of press cartoons and caricature.

Jersey wearers after the stage 21

Classifications after the stage 21

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