Friday July 8th, 2016

Stage 7L'Isle-Jourdain / Lac de Payolle

Start 13h15 (Local time)
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    Stephen Cummings delivered Dimension Data's fourth stage victory in seven days as he climbed to col d'Aspin in a solo effort after riding away from his breakaway companions to avoid taking Vincenzo Nibali and Greg Van Avermaet with him. For Cummings, aged 35, it's the fourth success of the year after stages at Tirreno-Adriatico, Tour of the Basque Country and Critérium du Dauphiné. It's also his third Grand Tour stage victory after stage 13 of the 2012 Vuelta a España in Ferrol...

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The stage in videos

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The stage in pictures

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Tour de France 2016 - 08/07/2016 - Etape 7 - L'Isle-Jourdain/ Lac de Payolle (162,5 km) - Le peloton sous l'arche d'arrivée © ASO/G.Demouveaux

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Tourist attractions

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 Paysage du Gers, avec les Pyrénées à l’horizon

Population: 197,600
Prefecture: Auch
Sub-prefectures: Condom, Mirande
Surface: 6,257 km²
Specialities: Foie gras of goose and duck, duck magret and confit, armagnac, melon in Lectoure, white garlic of Lomagne, croustade aux pommes (crusty apple pie), Floc de Gascogne, black pork of Bigorre, garbure gersoise (soup), bœuf gascon (beef), Lou Bethet veal, wines (Côtes de Gascogne, Saint-Mont, madiran…)
Sport clubs: FCAG (rugby union)
Competitions: motor racing on the Paul Armagnac circuit of Nogaro
Festivals: Welcome in Tziganie; European festival of Bandas y Pena; Festival Trad'Envie; Feria del Toro; Eclats de Voix Festival; Festi'drole (humour); Cuivro'Foliz (brass bands); Festival Galop romain; L'été photographique (photography); Tempo latino; Musical nights in en Armagnac; Jazz In Marciac; Astronomy Festival; CircA; Festival Indépendance et Création…
Economy: tourism, agriculture, food industry, aeronautics, crafts
Websites / FB / Twitter : www.gers.fr / https://twitter.com/LeGers32 / www.tourisme-gers.com / twitter.com/GersTourisme

Halfway between Toulouse and Bordeaux, between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, close to the Pyrenees, Gers is an attractive destination thanks to of its sunny weather, its preserved natural and cultural environment and its many festivals. Its hilly landscapes and the wealth of its heritage and gastronomy also make it a land of good living.
Often associated with Tuscany for the beauty of its countryside and its historical sites, Gers is famous for its liquor, Armagnac, and the goose or duck foie gras so typical of its cuisine. The land of D'Artagnan and the Musketeers, it is also a pleasant department thanks to the conviviality and generosity of its population.

Pierrick Fédrigo remporte l’étape qui partit de Samatan en 2012 © Presse Sports

Population: 2,380 inhabitants
A former stronghold of the counts of Comminges, Samatan, capital of the foie gras, was in 2012 the start of a Tour de France stage won in Pau by Pierrick Fedrigo.

 Les thermes du forum devant Saint-Bertrand de Comminges © Fifistorien  Le lac de Saint-Ferréol © Paternel 1

Population: 1,306,125
Prefecture: Toulouse
Sub-prefectures: Muret, Saint Gaudens
Surface: 6,309 km²
Gastronomy: Cassoulet, Toulouse sausage, foie gras, duck magret, violet of Toulouse, wines of Fronton, garlic of Cadours, lamb of the Pyrenees.
Sport clubs: Stade Toulousain (rugby union), Toulouse Football Club, Fénix Toulouse Handball
Festivals: 31 Notes d'Eté; Jazz sur son 31; Festival of television creations in Luchon; Printemps du rire in Toulouse (humour); Rio Loco; Festival du Comminges in Saint Bertrand de Comminges; Festival International de Toulouse les Orgues
Economy: Aeronautics (Airbus, ATR, EADS, Thalès, Aéroscopia), space (CNES, Cité de l'Espace), tourism, four ski resorts, viticulture (Fronton)
Tourist sites: vaporarium in the Luchon thermal baths; Saint Bertrand de Comminges “Most beautiful villages of France”; Martres-Tolosane and Revel listed as “Towns of art and crafts”; Saint Ferreol lake; Canal du Midi listed as a World Heritage site with its green way; Lake of Oô in the central Pyrenees; Aurignacian Museum.
Websites / FB : www.haute-garonne.fr/fr/index.html /tourisme.haute-garonne.fr/ / www.facebook.com/tourisme31.fr/?fref=ts

Pierrick Fédrigo remporte l’étape qui partit de Samatan en 2012 © Presse Sports

Population: 2,380 inhabitants
A former stronghold of the counts of Comminges, Samatan, capital of the foie gras, was in 2012 the start of a Tour de France stage won in Pau by Pierrick Fedrigo.

 Les cascades du Pont d’Espagne à Cauterets © HPTE CRT VIET  Une procession aux flambeaux à Lourdes © OT Lourdes

Population: 233,242
Prefecture: Tarbes
Sub-prefectures: Argeles-Gazost, Bagneres-de-Bigorre
Surface: 4,464 km²
Specialities: Black Pork of Bigorre (AOC), Tarbes beans, Wines (madiran and pacherenc of Vic Bilh AOC), Barèges-Gavarnie mutton, Onion of Trébons, Gascony hen, Garbure (soup), Foie gras, spit cake…
Sport clubs: Tarbes Pyrenees rugby, TGB (basketball)
Competitions: Mountain-bike World Cup (Lourdes), Tourmalet climb (Montée du Géant), Grand Raid of the Pyrenees, Pyr'Epic…
Festivals: Festival of Gavarnie (Theatre), Tarbes in tango, Equestria festival of equestrian creation (Tarbes), Holy Music Festival (Lourdes), Jazz Festival (Luz St Sauveur), Piano Pic in Grand Tourmalet, Festival of small mountain churches (Louron Valley), Fête des Mariolles, Cheese Fair, Fête du vin en Madiran, Pyrenees dogs festival, Chops Festival in Luz St Sauveur, Traditions Fair in Loudenvielle.
Major Tourist sites: Pic du Midi de Bigorre, Cirque de Gavarnie (UNESCO World Heritage), waterfalls in Pont d'Espagne (Cauterets), Pyrenees National Park, Pilgrimage in Lourdes
Economy: food industry, railway industry, aeronautics, hydroelectricity, tourism, thermal baths…
Websites / FB / Twitter : www.tourisme-hautes-pyrenees.com / www.hautespyrenees.fr / twitter.com/hautespyrenees / www.facebook.com/hautespyrenees/ / www.facebook.com/departementHautesPyrenees    

Hautes-Pyrenees is home to sites known the world over and to natural riches unique in Europe. Lourdes, with its millions of visitors, the Tourmalet pass, Cirque de Gavarnie (UNESCO World Heritage), Pic du Midi with the most beautiful panoramic view of the massif and the purest air in Europe, Cauterets Pont d'Espagne with its waterfalls, the National Park of the Pyrenees.
In the winter, the department is ideal for high-tech skiing in a wild environment like the Gavarnie National Park. For adepts of altitude skiing, Hautes-Pyrenees can claim the greatest resorts in the area while Pic du Midi is exclusively dedicated to free-ride. To recover from skiing, eight thermal centres are available in the department.

Pierrick Fédrigo remporte l’étape qui partit de Samatan en 2012 © Presse Sports

Population: 2,380 inhabitants
A former stronghold of the counts of Comminges, Samatan, capital of the foie gras, was in 2012 the start of a Tour de France stage won in Pau by Pierrick Fedrigo.

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