The Gers municipality produced the former rugby international Thierry Lacroix, but is generally associated with its motor-racing circuit, inaugurated in 1960 and which took the name of its creator, Paul Armagnac, after his death two years later. It is here that the Easter Cups are organised, the winners including Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Alain Prost and Jean Alesi, while it also hosted two French Moto GP at the turn of the 1980s. What’s more, the circuit hosted in 1974 the Critérium des As, won by Eddy Merckx and, much more recently, the finish of a stage of the 2017 Route du Sud, won by New Zealander Tom Scully.

  • Stage town for the first time
  • Municipality in Gers (32)
  • Population: 2,100 (Nogaroliens and Nogaroliennes), 192,000 in Gers

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