Saturday July 26th, 2014

Stage 20Bergerac / Périgueux

Start 10h10 (Local time)

    The stage in videos

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    Stage Analysis

    • Stage Analysis

    A sporting view

    Caption
    • Leaders
    • Caravan
    • Start town
    • Finish town
    • Feeding zone
    • Checkpoints
    • Sprint
    • Last kilometre
    • Hors catégorie climb
    • Points of interest
    • Cobblestones sectors

    Tourist attractions

    Bergerac

    The second city of the Dordogne area is linked to some prestigious riders after hosting two time-trials. Already on the way to Perigueux but on a longer distance of 74.5kms, Jacques Anquetil sealed his 2nd victory on the Tour de France in 1961. In more recent times, Miguel Indurain captured the Yellow Jersey of the 1994 Tour on a course in the opposite direction, beating his closest rival, Tony Rominger by over two minutes.
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    Web sites

    The green corridor at Caudeau © Marc Delbos, Mairie de Bergerac
    Stage town for the 3rd time
    Dordogne (24)
    Population : 28,000 inhabitants (Bergeracois), 56,200 inhabitants in the 27 communes of the Bergerac Agglomeration Community
    Economy : viticulture, paper production, horticulture, fruit crops, duck and poultry breeding, chemistry, tourism (the Dordogne is, with more than 3 million visitors, the most popular part of France for domestic tourism)
    Culture : Grottes de Lascaux (cave painting), Château de Monbazillac, Tow path from Bergerac to Prigonrieux, canal lateral to the Dordogne River, locks and hydroelectric dam at Tuilières with a special lift for migratory fi sh. Events :
    Jazz en Chais, Festival Grain d'Automne (music and culture)
    Sport : equestrian centres, fi shing course, canoing, golf, rugby. Events : La Grappe de Cyrano (Enduro from Bergerac to Montignac), numerous trails through the vineyards.
    Specialities : Bergerac wines (13 AOC, appellations d'origine contrôlée including Pécharmant, Rosette, Monbazillac, Côtes de Bergerac and Bergerac)
    Sustainable Development : 80 km of bike routes, 12 hiking trails, Caudeau green corridor, TUB (Bergerac Urban Transport), the Dordogne is classed as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO

    Caption
    • Leaders
    • Caravan
    • Start town
    • Finish town
    • Feeding zone
    • Checkpoints
    • Sprint
    • Last kilometre
    • Hors catégorie climb
    • Points of interest
    • Cobblestones sectors

    Périgueux

    The people of Perigueux have welcomed two time-trials in their city that already linked them to Bergerac, in 1961 and 1994. They also had the opportunity of seeing the pack go by in 2007. As the breakaway group went through the city, they certainly weren't expecting great things from a bruised and battered Sandy Casar who had hit a dog just after the start in Cahors. But once in Angoulême, the rider, used the second positions, finally conquered his very first stage on the Tour de France, eventually beating Axel Merckx, Laurent Lefèvre and Michael Boogerd to the line.
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    Web sites

    Cathédrale Saint-Front convent © OTCA Périgueux
    Stage town for the 3rd time
    Dordogne (24)
    Population : 31,300 inhabitants (Périgourdins)
    Economy : food industry, university town, hotel school, tourism
    Culture : Gallo-roman tower in Vésone, remains of the Roman amphitheatre, Mataguerre tower, château Barrière from the XII century, Saint-Front Cathedral, Church of Saint-Étienne-de-la-Cité, Gallo-Roman museum of Vesunna, Museum of Art and Archeology in Périgord, Military Museum of Périgord. Festivals: Mimos (festival of mime), International Cookbook fair, Sinfonia (festival of Baroque
    music)
    Sport : CAPD rugby (Fédérale 1). Events: petanque National, Gaz de France Open (women's international tennis tournament), les 100 tours des boulevards
    (cycling), Half marathon, National showjumping
    Specialities : Périgueux sauce (truffl e and foie gras), Périgueux pâté (foie gras and charcuterie truffl e in a pastry crust), nut cake, mushroom omelette, truffles
    Sustainable Development : 5 km of cycle paths, 15 km of green lanes in the residential areas. Marianne d'or for sustainable development for the regeneration of the Gour-de-l'Arche area in 2013
    Labels : Town of Art and History, 4 flowers, Child friendly town, tourist resort

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