Sonntag, den 16. Juli 2017

Etappe 15Laissac-Sévérac l'Église / Le Puy-en-Velay

Start 13h10 (Ortszeit)
  • Kommentar von Christian Prudhomme

    Keiner kann vorhersagen wie zerstreut das Peloton am Ende dieser Etappe sein wird. Es ist zwar kein Gebirge, aber die Fahrt über das Plateau de l´Aubrac steigt während etwa 50 Kilometern über 1000 Meter an. Etwas weiter weist der erstmals zu erklimmende Anstieg zum Col de Peyra Taillade an manchen Stellen Steigungszahlen von 14 % auf. Dies könnte für Überraschungen bei der Auszeichnung des Tagessiegers in Puy-en-Velay sorgen.

Auf der strecke

Population: 277,740 (2013)

Prefecture: Rodez

Sub-prefectures: Millau, Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Surface: 8735 km²

Specialties: Aligot, estofinade, Roquefort, Fleur d'Aubrac (meat), Veal of Aveyron, farcous, truffade, fouace, soleil of marcillac, tripous, cheese soup, flaune, échaudés ...

Sporting events: Roc lassagais (26th edition), Trans Aubrac (trail and ultra-trail),

Rouergue Rally (44th edition), Marmotte d'Olt (gran fondo, 21st edition), Natural Games, 100 km of Millau (long distance running), Festival of Templars (trail), L'Aveyronnaise Classic

Festivals: CapMômes Festival (theatre, music, circus), Sylvanès music festival (sacred music, world music), Millau in Jazz

Economy: Livestock market in Laissac Séverac (2nd market of France), Rodez University, Bosch (1,600 employees), RAGT (1,261 employees), Caves of Roquefort (1,210 employees).

Website: www.aveyron.fr

Saint Geniez d'Olt, Vue du centre-ville © Jmp48

Pop: 2,000
St Geniez d'Olt is the 18th century jewel of Rouergue. The town, spreading on both banks of the Lot, still radiates from its past splendour and prosperity. It was especially active in the 18th century with its tanneries, its nail factories and its linen manufactures exporting as far as America. With nearly 5,000 inhabitants, St Geniez was the second largest town in Rouergue. The Revolution stopped the trend and a long decline started, increased by competition from other more modern textile areas. The architectural wealth of the town is striking with its large squares, churches and large townhouses built by the rich merchants of its golden age. Among the most remarkable monuments feature the Augustine convent and chapel, the church, the hospice, the Ravieux and Ricard mansions. A statue on the old bridge evokes the tales of the marmot according to which to local children were saved from a flood by the animal. St Geniez is also famous for its strawberries. They replaced the vines after the disease that killed nearly all of the vines in the region in 1860. 

Population: 80,000

Prefecture: Mende

Sub-prefecture: Florac

Surface: 5,167 km²

Specialties: aligot, truffade, dry sausage, fricandeau (mixture of lean, fat and offal of pork cooked in a strainer), manouls (cooked sheep tripe), grass sausage, sac d'os (stuffed pork belly), pouteille (pig's foot in red wine with potatoes), cow, sheep and goat cheeses (pelardon), honey, chestnut products, Quézac water, croquants, coupétade (Lozere pudding with prunes and dry fruit).

Sport Clubs: Mende Volley Lozère, Tean MTB Lozère

Sporting events: Gévaudathlon bike tour, Gévaudathlon (raid multisport), Lozère Trail, Raid Lozère Sport Nature, Tréfle Lozérien (enduro race), Marvejols-Mende half-marathon, 160 km de Florac (equestrian endurance race), Lozère Rally.

Economy: agriculture, tourism and nature sport, medecine, wood industry, agro-food industry.

Main tourist sites: Gorges of Tarn, Aubrac (St James Way), Margeride, Lake Naussac, Aven Armand, Dargilan cave, Gévaudan wolves park, Bison park of Europe, Vultures of the Gorges, Belvedere Of Jonte, Mont Lozère and its 154 menhirs, archaeological museum and site of Javols, 2/3 of Lozere territory listed as a World Heritage site by Unesco for its cultural landscapes of agro-pastoralism, National Park of Cevennes.

Festivals: Détours du Monde festival, 48th Street, Fairytales and Tales, Olt Festival, Festiv'Allier, Festival of Crafts and Art in Cevennes, International Film Festival of Vébron

Websites and social networks: www.lozere.fr / www.facebook.com/DptLozere/ / twitter.com/dptlozere48

Saint Geniez d'Olt, Vue du centre-ville © Jmp48

Pop: 2,000
St Geniez d'Olt is the 18th century jewel of Rouergue. The town, spreading on both banks of the Lot, still radiates from its past splendour and prosperity. It was especially active in the 18th century with its tanneries, its nail factories and its linen manufactures exporting as far as America. With nearly 5,000 inhabitants, St Geniez was the second largest town in Rouergue. The Revolution stopped the trend and a long decline started, increased by competition from other more modern textile areas. The architectural wealth of the town is striking with its large squares, churches and large townhouses built by the rich merchants of its golden age. Among the most remarkable monuments feature the Augustine convent and chapel, the church, the hospice, the Ravieux and Ricard mansions. A statue on the old bridge evokes the tales of the marmot according to which to local children were saved from a flood by the animal. St Geniez is also famous for its strawberries. They replaced the vines after the disease that killed nearly all of the vines in the region in 1860. 

Population: 226,203

Prefecture: Le Puy-en-Velay

Sub-prefectures: Brioude, Yssingeaux

Surface: 4,977 km²

Specialties: green lentil of Le Puy, Verveine of Velay, Cow cheese Artisou of Haute-Loire, Red beads of Monts du Velay, Beef Fin Gras of Mézenc, mountain meats, lace.

Sport Clubs: Le Puy Foot 43 (4th division), ASM Basket Le Puy (National 2 men)

Sporting events: International 15 km of Le Puy-en-Velay, Grand Trail of Saint-Jacques, La Pierre Chany Gran Fondo, Traversée des Sucs (Mountain bike)

Festivals: Festival of La Chaise-Dieu, Renaissance Festival “Le Roi de l'Oiseu” and show "Le Puy de lumières" in Puy-en-Velay, Country Festival in Craponne-sur-Arzon, Interfolk, Celtic Festival in Gevaudan , Festival of humour in Yssingeaux, Festival of Le Monastier

Main tourist sites: Le Puy-en-Velay, La Chaise-Dieu, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, station of the Mézenc / Les Estables, gorges of the Allier, Loire, castle of Chavaniac Lafayette

Economy: high technology industrial activities, plastics, mechanicals, textile, agribusiness, wood industry, tourism, agriculture, craft industry

Websites and social networks: www.hauteloire.fr / www.auvergnevacances.com / www.respirando.fr / www.facebook.com/haute.loire.tourisme / www.youtube.com/user/tourisme43

Saint Geniez d'Olt, Vue du centre-ville © Jmp48

Pop: 2,000
St Geniez d'Olt is the 18th century jewel of Rouergue. The town, spreading on both banks of the Lot, still radiates from its past splendour and prosperity. It was especially active in the 18th century with its tanneries, its nail factories and its linen manufactures exporting as far as America. With nearly 5,000 inhabitants, St Geniez was the second largest town in Rouergue. The Revolution stopped the trend and a long decline started, increased by competition from other more modern textile areas. The architectural wealth of the town is striking with its large squares, churches and large townhouses built by the rich merchants of its golden age. Among the most remarkable monuments feature the Augustine convent and chapel, the church, the hospice, the Ravieux and Ricard mansions. A statue on the old bridge evokes the tales of the marmot according to which to local children were saved from a flood by the animal. St Geniez is also famous for its strawberries. They replaced the vines after the disease that killed nearly all of the vines in the region in 1860. 

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