The prefecture of Gard is part of the cities that have a history of over a hundred years with the Tour that came in 1905. In 2008, Nîmes discovered the spectacular sprinting qualities of Mark Cavendish and became the fourth of the 26 French towns where the British rider captured victory. Another sprinter would win there six years later just by the famous arena: Alexander Kristoff indeed claimed his second stage success after an exciting stage that saw poor old Jack Bauer caught by the pack with just 20 metres to go. Other than the Tour, the Roman city has also welcomed the Grand Départ of the Vuelta in 2017 and quite a few stage finished of the Grand Prix du Midi Libre.

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