A spectacular stage winner of the Tour de France in Ajaccio last year, Jan Bakelants scored his first win for Omega Pharma-Quick Step in Poisy after winning a tormented two-man sprint against Lieuwe Westra of Astana. Race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky) got a fright as he crashed within ten kilometers but without any apparent consequence. He praised his rivals' sportsmanship for waiting for him.
CDD 2014 - Etape 6 - Grenoble - Poisy - 13/06/2014 - Christopher FROOME (SKY) sur le podium avec le maillot vert de leader du classement par points © / G.Demouveaux
The capital of the province of Dauphiné, located in the heart of the Alps with mountains rising up all around it, Grenoble boasts many outdoor and sporting activities, making it the dream destination for anyone keen on nature, thrills and adventure. The city where Stendhal (the "inventor" of the tourist guide) was born, is perfectly described by his famous quotation, “Grenoble has a mountain at the end of every street.” The city has a dense architectural mix, ranging from historic buildings from the Gallo-Roman period right up to the most recent and innovative sustainable structures. With a youthful student population and wide programme of festivals, visitors can enjoy exploring the backstreets and squares of Grenoble all year round. As for sport, Grenoble boasts 130 venues and locations, which highlight the city's objective to encourage all sporting activities – be they for beginners or for international competitors, for sports played individually or as a team – and actively promotes “sport for everyone” with all its inherent values.
With panoramic views over Annecy and the surrounding mountains, Poisy's stunning setting offers visitors a multitude of fascinating things to discover. Its charming belltower, a relic from the 12th century and the two stained glass windows in the choir stalls demonstrate the skills of artists in the 15th century. Continue on up to the marsh to discover a natural area where different animal and plant species coexist in a protected environment. Do you like sport? Don't just sit there, climb the 672m high Montagne d'Age! Happier on two wheels? Take the bicycle path and enjoy a safe bike ride to the lake! There is something for everyone in Poisy. Its five business parks are also testimony to the dynamism of this little town, with 7,142 inhabitants and fifty or so organisations which host a wide range of sports and festive events.
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