Thursday July 7th, 2016

Stage 6Arpajon-sur-Cère / Montauban

Start 12h50 (Local time)
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    Mark Cavendish hadn't won three stages in a single Tour de France since 2012 when he raced for Team Sky along with eventual winner Bradley Wiggins. He made it three again in Montauban out of six stages after winning stage 1 at Utah Beach and stage 3 in Angers to leave Bernard Hinault behind in the history books of the Tour de France as he has now accumulated 29 victories since 2008, one more than the «badger». The Manxman outsprinted Marcel Kittel and fellow compatriot Dan McLay...

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The stage in pictures

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Tour de France 2016 - 07/07/2016 - Etape 6 - Arpajon-sur-cère/ Montauban (190,5 km) - DE GENDT Mark (LOTTO SOUDAL) © ASO/G.Demouveaux

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Tourist attractions

On the road

 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.

Le château fort de Vieillevie © PA

Population: 110 inhabitants
Built from the year 1000, the château de Vieillevie, perfectly preserved, dates mostly from the 13th and 15th centuries. It can be visited under the guidance of the owner himself.

Les ruelles médiévales de la cité de Pérouges © Gilles BrevetLe monastère royal de Brou est un monument incontournable de l’Ain © Herwey Ville Bourg-en-Bresse

Population: 619,497
Prefecture: Bourg-en-Bresse
Sub-prefectures: Belley, Gex, Nantua
Surface: 5 762 km2
Specialities: chicken and poultry of Bresse, fondue bressane, bleu de Bresse, bleu de Gex, quenelles in Nantua sauce, wines of Bugey.
Sports: Union sportive Oyonnax Rugby, Football Bourg-en-Bresse-Péronnas 01, ASA Culoz (Christophe Lemaitre).
Tourism: parc des oiseaux (Villars-les-Dombes), Royal monastery of Brou, medieval city of Pérouges.
Economy: agriculture, plastics, automobile, Bugey nuclear plant.
Website: www.ain.fr

Le château fort de Vieillevie © PA

Population: 110 inhabitants
Built from the year 1000, the château de Vieillevie, perfectly preserved, dates mostly from the 13th and 15th centuries. It can be visited under the guidance of the owner himself.

 La célèbre ville de Millau est nichée dans le massif Central © Castanet

Population: 276,805
Prefecture: Rodez
Sub-prefectures: Millau, Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Surface: 8,735 km2
Specialties: aligot (mashed potato and cheese), spit cake, roquefort.
Tourist sites: Viaduc of Millau; Soulages museum in Rodez; Laguiole knife manufacture; Conques; transhumance in Aubrac; Micropolis the world of insects; Jean Marie Perier photo house…
Sport events: Viaduc de Millau race; mountain bike championship; Natural games; Roc Laissagais, Rouergue rally; Templars Festival; Aveyronnaise Classic.
Cultural events: classical music in Conques and Sylvanes ; Millau jazz festival; Hier un village (Yesterday a village); Mémoire de Severac
Websites/ FB / Twitter : www.aveyron.fr / twitter.com/dept_aveyron?lang=fr / www.tourisme-aveyron.com / www.decouvrir.blog.tourisme-aveyron.com / www.bouger.blog.tourisme-aveyron.com / www.deguster.blog.tourisme-aveyron.com / www.facebook.com/TourismeAveyron / www.twitter.com/tous_en_aveyron / www.youtube.com/TourismeAveyron / www.flickr.com/tourismeaveyron / www.plus.google.com/TourismeAveyron / www.plus.google.com/u/0/+TourismeAveyron / www.pinterest.com/tourismeaveyron / www.scoop.it/t/l-info-tourisme-en-aveyron

Le château fort de Vieillevie © PA

Population: 110 inhabitants
Built from the year 1000, the château de Vieillevie, perfectly preserved, dates mostly from the 13th and 15th centuries. It can be visited under the guidance of the owner himself.

 De nombreux festivals ont lieu dans la région, dont Montauban en Scènes © Patrick Fischer  Montauban est la préfecture du département © Dominique Viet

Population: 253,577
Prefecture: Montauban
Sub-prefecture: Castelsarrasin
Surface: 3,718 km2
Specialties: Fruit: chasselas of Moissac AOP (grape), Reine Claude label rouge (plum), cherry of Moissac, chestnut in Lomagne and Laguépie; black hen in Caussade; black truffle and saffron in Quercy; lamb of Quercy; wite garlic in Lomagne IGP; melon of Quercy IGP; foie gras, wines (AOP Fronton, Coteaux du Quercy, Saint-Sardos, Brulhois…)
Sport clubs: Union sportive montalbanaise USM (rugby union, Pro D2), Avenir valencien (rugby union, Federale 1), Cercle athlétique castesarrasinois (cycling), Montauban Natation 82, Montauban athletics (Nationale 2)
Sport events: Montauban marathon; annual meeting of USM rugby union; French petanque championships (bowls)
Festivals: Festival Voix des Lieux et des Mondes (Moissac, June); Montauban en scènes (July); Estivales du Chapeau (Caussade, July); Garlic Fair (Beaumont de Lomagne, July); Festival des Châteaux (Bruniquel, August); Nights of Lauzerte (August); Médiévales in Belleperche (September); Gastronomy Festival (Moissac, September)
Economy: agriculture (orchards, organic agriculture, bovine breeding, aviculture)
Websites / FB / Twitter : www.facebook.com/departement.tarnetgaronne /twitter.com/tarnetgaronneCG / www.ledepartement.fr / www.facebook.com/tourismetarnetgaronne/ / twitter.com/CarolineManens / plus.google.com/102721895094546216400/posts / www.instagram.com/tourisme_tarn_et_garonne/ / www.youtube.com/user/ADTTarnetGaronne / www.tourisme-tarnetgaronne.fr/

Le château fort de Vieillevie © PA

Population: 110 inhabitants
Built from the year 1000, the château de Vieillevie, perfectly preserved, dates mostly from the 13th and 15th centuries. It can be visited under the guidance of the owner himself.

Jersey wearers after the stage 21

Classifications after the stage 21

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