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When the passion for cycling is expressed, the Tour de France responds. With nearly 450 million bicycles, China is the world's leading bicycle power! While none of these riders' names appear in the... Read more

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Thursday, March 23rd

“The champions of our childhood are the champions for our lives”. This phrase that Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme likes to reiterate will take on extra meaning this Friday March... Read more

Roger Pingeon —the wader takes flight

Tuesday, March 21st

Roger Pingeon, the winner of the 1967 Tour de France, passed away at the age of 76 in the early hours of Sunday. He will be remembered as a rider with a great sense of panache. Read more

2018 Tour to start on Passage du Gois

Tuesday, February 28th

The peloton has already got a taste of the mysterious Passage du Bois, which has so far remained above the waves while the Tour de France rides over it. The opening stage of the 2011 edition... Read more

Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2018: The Vendée and...

Sunday, February 12th

The departments in the Pays de la Loire region hosted the Tour de France's cyclists on its very first edition. Indeed, it was via the department of the Vendée that the pack entered the region in... Read more

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Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2018: The Vendée and the Pays de la Loire

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CYCLISME - TOUR DE FRANCE 2011 - PASSAGE DU GOIS/MONT DES ALOUETTES - passage du gois © A.S.O

The departments in the Pays de la Loire region hosted the Tour de France's cyclists on its very first edition. Indeed, it was via the department of the Vendée that the pack entered the region in 1903 on the Bordeaux-Nantes stage, destined to become a classic on the routes of the era in which the Tour de France emerged. Since this time, the cities and towns of the Pays de la Loire region have welcomed the Grand Départ of the race nine times, five of which have set out from the Vendée. In 2018, once again the riders will gather in this cycling-crazy part of the country to tackle the 105th edition of the Tour de France.

The Grand Départs of the Tour de France hosted by the Pays de la Loire region:


1957: Nantes
1967: Angers
1972: Angers
1976: Saint-Jean-de-Monts
1988: Pornichet
1993: Puy-du-Fou
1999: Puy-du-Fou
2005: Fromentine
2011: Passage du Gois

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CYCLISME - TOUR DE FRANCE 2011 - PASSAGE DU GOIS/MONT DES ALOUETTES - passage du gois © A.S.O

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Since it was founded, Amaury Sport Organisation has been involved in various sponsorship and philanthropy activities. It is the generosity of sport that can be found in a certain number of initiatives aiming to invest in the workings of the disciplines themselves (sponsorship of the French Federation of Cycling), in a humanitarian and social framework, (Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, Actions Dakar, Un Techo Para Mi Pais) or in the environmental sphere (Madre De Dios, selective sorting, etc.). Read more

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