Vincenzo Nibali is the winner of the 101st Tour de France, a race he led for eighteen days out of twenty-one. It's also the big return of French riders on the final podium with Jean-Christophe Péraud and Thibaut Pinot second and third respectively. The last stage on the Champs-Elysées went to Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) just like last year. The German outsprinted Alexander Kristoff in a spectacular final sprint on the Champs-Elysées.
“Those past few days, when I was asked which one was my best moment of the Tour, I anticipated that no feeling of happiness could be compared to what we feel on the podium at the Champs-Elysées. It's even more beautiful than what I could imagine. I want to dedicate this victory to my team and my family. Hadn't I had my wife Rachele and my baby girl Emma on my side, hadn't I grown up as a young cyclist with parents like mines, I'm not sure I would have made it to here. I have felt such a...
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Despite developing on an ancient roman city, the Essonne Prefecture later built the only French cathedral of the 20th century! It then had to wait for the 21st century to host another monument, the Tour de France, for the finish of a stage won by Erik Zabel. At the time, the German sprinter didn't yet know that he would fail in all his attempts to triumph on the Champs-Elysées stage.
Population : 52,800 inhabitants (Évryens), 116,000 habitants in the
Agglomeration Community of Évry and central Essonne
Economy : 250,000 jobs in the Agglomeration Community of Évry and central Essonne. Businesses: Arianespace, Safran, Snecma, Accor, Carrefour, Crédit Agricole. University town (10,000 students): Télécom SudParis, National School of Computer Science for Industry and Enterprise, School of Mines, Faculty of Trades.
Culture : Cathedral of the Resurrection, Khanh-Anh pagoda (the biggest in Europe), Agora Arena (2,800 places), Paul Delouvrier Museum, National Agency for the Sacred Arts. Festivals : Ethics Rendez-vous (social debates), Festival
Siana (digital and alternative arts), Salon Connexions (games) Festival of traditional music, Festival of Cinéma Cinéssonne
Sport : 43 clubs welcoming 7,000 members, Events: International Dance, Boxing
Sustainable Development : Phyt'Eaux Cités, communal gardens, numerous cycle lanes, 230 hectares of green spaces out of a total city area of 860 hectares
Labels : 3 flowers, Heritage from the XX century for residential living, the pyramids
Since 1975, the final circuit of the Tour de France is set in the historical heart of the world's capital of tourism. With his four stage wins, the Champs-Elysées seemed to have found in Mark Cavendish its master but Marcel Kittel stopped the series of mister invincible on the famous avenue. Already a winner of the first stage in Bastia, Cav's contradictor is one of the 14 riders who have won on the first and last day of the Tour. Before the German, Thor Hushovd had been the last to join the club in 2006.
40th finish on the Champs-Élysées
French Capital. (75)
Population : 2,200,000 inhabitants (Parisiens)
Economy : new technologies, research, services, tourism (the most visited city in the world, 27 millions tourists every year)
Culture : monuments: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe (registered in the Centre des monuments nationaux), cathédrale Notre-Dame, Sacré Coeur, Invalides,…
museums : (Louvre, Grand Palais, Centre Pompidou, Orsay…), Opera, Marais quarter, Latin quarter, theatres. Events : Fête de la musique, White Night, Autumn Festival,…
Sport : Paris Saint-Germain (football League 1 and women's team), Paris-Levallois (basketball), Paris Saint-Germain (handball), Stade Français Paris (rugby Top 14), Paris Volley (volleyball). Events: Paris marathon, half-marathon, Tennis Open (at Roland-Garros)
Specialities : French food
Sustainable Development : more than 600 kms of cycle paths, Vélib', Autolib', tramway, Paris Metro
Labels : Banks of the Seine designated a UNESCO world heritage site
Proverb : Fluctuat nec mergitur (It floats but does not fl ounder)
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Will Peter Sagan complete the 2014 Tour de France without winning a single stage?
- Yes, the pure sprinters will beat him72.36%
- No, he'll win stage 19 in Bergerac18.23%
- No, he'll win in Bergerac and in Paris9.4%