Wednesday July 13th, 2016

Stage 11Carcassonne / Montpellier

Start 13h50 (Local time)
  • Peter Sagan and Chris Froome, a duo of true champions

    Montpellier's finale was promised to the sprinters but Peter Sagan stormed to victory as he rode away from the pack with 12km to go after the echelons kept the race alive all the way. It was absolutely spectacular as race leader Chris Froome responded to Sagan's attack. They both took a team-mate with them and rode to the finish where the Slovakian took his second stage win and significantly consolidated his green jersey. Froome gained twelve seconds over his rivals on GC on the eve of the...

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The stage in pictures

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Tour de France 2016 - 13/07/2016 - Etape 11 - Carcassonne/ Montpellier (162,5 km) - La caravane traverse les vignobles de Saint-Chinian © ASO/B.Bade

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On the road

Le canal du Midi, façonne par l’homme, offre de beaux espaces de promenade © HonmicoL’abbaye de Fontfroide, à Narbonne © PinpinLa forteresse médiévale de Carcassonne est la perle touristique de l’Aude © Ville de Carcassonne – Julien Roche

Population: 364,877 (2013)
Prefecture: Carcassonne
Sub-prefectures: Limoux, Narbonne.
Surface: 6,139 km2
Specialties: cassoulet of Castelnaudary and Carcassonne. Freginat. Oysters of Gruissan and Leucate. Wines of Minervois, Corbieres, Fitou, muscat. Blanquette de Limoux.
Sport clubs: Racing Club Narbonne Méditerranée, US Carcassonne (rugby union). Limoux, Carcassonne, Lézignan (rugby league), Narbonne Volley Ball.
Competitions: women's Tour de l'Aude (cycling).
Tourism: medieval city of Carcassonne, canal du Midi, abbey of Fontfroide, seaside tourism (Gruissan, Port Leucate), carnival of Limoux, Tempos d'été (Narbonne).
Economy: viticulture, agriculture, tourism. Brique (Limoux), fishing and port activities (Port-La Nouvelle), energies.
Websites/ FB / Twitter: www.aude.fr,http://www.audetourisme.com/ https://www.facebook.com/departementdelaude/?fref=nf , @audetourisme

Le clocher Nord de l’abbaye Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul © EmDee

Population : 1,680
Once famous for the quality of its marble, Caunes-Minervois is also remarkable for the remnants of the lovely Romanesque abbey St Pierre-St Paul, built from 780.

Les paysages de l’Hérault offrent des activités variées © Hugo Soria

Population: 1,092,331
Prefecture: Montpellier
Sub-prefectures: Beziers, Lodeve
Surface: 6,101 km²
Specialities: AOP wines of Languedoc and IGP wines Pays d'Hérault, pélardon (goat cheese), La Lucque (olive), Tielle de Sète (small pie garnished with squid and tomato), Ecusson de Montpellier (chocolate), Grisette of Montpellier, Berlingot of Pézenas (sweet), butter of Montpellier, Muscat and sweet wines (Mireval, Frontignan, Lunel, St Jean du Minervois), Cebe of Lezignan (sweet onion), turnip of Pardailhan, small pâté of Pézenas, Zezette of Sète (biscuit), Bouzigues oysters.
Sport clubs: Montpellier Hérault Sport Club (football), Montpellier Hérault Rugby, Basket Lattes Montpellier, AS Béziers Hérault (rugby union), Montpellier Métropole HB (handball), Montpellier Volley UC, Arago de Sète, Beziers VB (volley-ball), Montpellier WP (water-polo), Entente Sétoise de Natation (swimming), Montpellier Athlétisme Méditerranée, Montpellier Rhythm Gymnastics, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole Taekwondo
Competitions: Euro Basket (2015), Gymnastics European championships (2015), Club European Cups in basketball, football, rugby union, handball and volleyball, French swimming championships 2016, Ultra Trail 6666 in Roquebrun, L'Héraultaise (Roger Pingeon granfondo), Festikite 2016 in Villeneuve les Maguelone, Handball world championships 2017
Festivals: Printemps des Comédiens (Spring of the Comedians), Saperlipopette, Folies d'O, Nuits d'O, Sortie Ouest, Chapiteau du livre, Lire à la mer, Hérault port Summer Tour, Festival Radio France LR Montpellier-Pyrénées, Les Internationales de la Guitare…
Economy: medical and agronomic research, spas, tourism, agriculture, organic agriculture, viticulture and wine tourism.
Remarkable site: Cathar city of Minerve, one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France (Most Beautiful villages in Grance)
Websites / FB / Twitter : www.herault.fr / www.herault-tourisme.com / facebook.com/departementdelherault / facebook.com/plaisirsdherault

Le clocher Nord de l’abbaye Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul © EmDee

Population : 1,680
Once famous for the quality of its marble, Caunes-Minervois is also remarkable for the remnants of the lovely Romanesque abbey St Pierre-St Paul, built from 780.

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