Sunday July 3rd, 2016

Stage 2Saint-Lô / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

Start 13h00 (Local time)
  • Peter Sagan from rainbow to yellow

    The day after Mark Cavendish took the yellow jersey for the first time, Peter Sagan did so as well as he claimed his fifth stage victory at the Tour de France since his debuts in 2012. The peloton caught breakaway rider Jasper Stuyven 500 metres before the line at the uphill finish at Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. French sensation Julian Alaphilippe took the second place to move into the lead of the best young rider competition.

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The stage in pictures


Tour de France 2016 - 03/07/2016 - Etape 2 - Saint-Lo/Cherbourg-En-Cotentin - Criterium de Saitama en salle de presse © ASO/P.Ballet


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On the road

 Le littoral escarpé, figure représentative de la Manche © D.Daguier

Population: 518,013
Prefecture: Saint-Lo
Sub-prefectures: Cherbourg, Avranches, Coutances
Surface: 5,938 km2
Specialties: seafood, Chausey lobsters, whelks, oysters in Blainville-sur-Mer or Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Mussels in Barfleur, cider, cheese, salt marsh lamb, carots in Creances
Sports clubs: JSH Cherbourg (handball), Horse-ball Coup d'envoi in Agon-Coutainville, kayak club in Condé sur Vire.
Events: Normandy Horse show, Manche hrarbours sailing Tour, Baie du Mont saint-Michel marathon, Tour de la Manche and Tour de Normandie (cycling), Duo Normand (cycling), tennis challenger in Cherbourg, women's tennis open in Equeurdreville-Hainneville, Enduro des Sables in Agon-Coutainville, Slide Festival in Barneville-Carteret, Trail « La Barjo » in la Hague…
Festivals: Papillons de nuit in Saint-Laurent-de-Cuves, Jazz sous les Pommiers in (Jazz in the apple trees) Coutances, les Traversées Tatihou, Jazz en Baie, les sorties de Bain in Granville
Economy: food industry, breeding, marine energies, hydrogen, tourism, computers.
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Manche is the westernmost part of Normandy, a peninsula with strong character, proud of its singularity and one of the most maritime departments in France. Here you will not find urbanised seashores but rugged cliffs and long sandy beaches. From Mont St Michel to the Landing Beaches across Pointe du Contentin, 355 km of coastline are unfolding. To the horizon, the Anglo-Norman islands and Chausey can be seen. Manche offers a preserved environment suited to the practice of nature sports: trekking, bike and horse riding along the green ways.
Manche can also be found on the history books about Normandy: Vikings, William the Conqueror and more recently the 1944 Landing. Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Utah-Beach are names that ring a bell to remember D-Day.
Mont Saint-Michel and its bay, the Vauban towers in St Vaast la Hougue, listed as World Heirtage sites, the ports of Cherbourg and Granville, the wild landscapes of La Hague and Cote des Havres are some of the many riches of the department.

L’église Saint-Martin de Condé-sur-Vire © Ikmo-ned

Population: 3,360 inhabitants
The town is known for hosting the headquarters of dairy products Elle & Vire.

Jersey wearers after the stage 2

Classifications after the stage 2


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