Known for its international snowboard competitions during the winter, the Pyrenean resort welcomes each summer the world elite of longboard, a variety of skateboards. The cinema experts will have also noted that in 1997, twenty years ago, the opening scene of the James Bond movie Tomorrow Never dies was filmed in Peyragudes. For the first ever finish of the Tour back in 2012, Alejandro Valverde had made the best of a victorious solo attack with 35kms to go. The following year, another Alexandre, Geniez, managed the same performance during a stage of the Vuelta.
Mountain resort of Hautes-Pyrénées (65)
Attached to the commons of Germ (65) and Gouaux-de-Larboust (Haute-Garonne, 31)
Jersey wearers after the stage 21
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Sponsorship and Environment
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
A.S.O. is committed to integrating environmental considerations into the organisation of its races: Limiting CO2 emissions; A quality waste management policy for the spectators but also for the organisers and the riders; The promotion of cycling as an alternative, environmentally-friendly means of transport. Read more