Tuesday July 5th, 2016

Stage 4Saumur / Limoges

Start 11h30 (Local time)
  • Kittel is back on main stage

    The photo-finish was once again necessary to proclaim the winner of stage  4 of the Tour de France, Tuesday. Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quick Step) claimed his first Tour victory since 2014 millimetres ahead of Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) after the longest stage of the race, 237.5 km from Saumur to Limoges. Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) remains in yellow after finishing third on the eve of the first mountain stage.

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The stage in pictures

photo05/07/2016 

Tour de France 2016 - 05/07/2016 - Etape 4 - Saumur/ Limoges (237.5 km) - Arrivée au sprint © ASO/G.Demouveaux

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Tourist attractions

On the road

 Le château de Fontevraud © Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier

Population: 800,191
Prefecture: Angers
Sub-prefectures: Cholet, Saumur, Segré
Surface: 717 189 km²
Specialties: Anjou and Saumur wines (32 appellations), plumb pâté, fouaces (tarts), beaten potatoes, rillauds pork)…
Sport clubs: Angers SCO (football, ligue 1), Cholet Basket (basketball, Pro A), Union Feminine Angers Basket 49, Les Ducs d'Angers (ice hockey), La Vaillante Angers Table Tennis (Pro A), La Romagne table tennis (Pro A), Angers Noyant Handball Club (Pro D2)
Events: Mondial du Lion (equestrianism), Cholet - Pays de Loire (cycling), Pro Stars Tournament (basketball), Saumur international three-day event (esquestrianism), 2016 French athletics championships (Angers).
Festivals: Festival d'Anjou (outdoor theatre); Premiers plans Festival in Angers ; Saveurs Jazz Festival in Segré; National wine and book day in Saumur ; Fête du Vélo in Anjou.
Economy: Tourism (Terra Botanica, Bioparc zoo in Doué-la-Fontaine, Loire à Vélo); Agriculture, viticulture, food industry; Plasturgy, rubber, automobile; Connected objects , fashion.
Remarkable sites: Fontevraud Abbey, Loire Valleyx World heritage site, Château of Angers and tapestry of the Apocalypse; Château de Montsoreau; Cadre Noir de Saumur
Websites/ FB / Twitter : www.anjou-tourisme.com / www.maine-et-loire.fr / https://www.facebook.com/anjou.tourisme/ / https://twitter.com/Anjoutourisme/ / https://www.facebook.com/Departement49 / https://twitter.com/Maine_et_Loire

Le château de Montreuil-Bellay © DR

Population: 4,000 inhabitants
In the heart of the Valley of the Kings, the town can boast an 800-year-old heritage with the old castle built in the 12th century by Fulk III of Anjou and the “new castle” built in the Renaissance period of the 15th century by the Harcourt family.

 Le Futuroscope, parc incontournable dans la Vienne © Ncllm

Population: 431,248
Prefecture: Poitiers
Sub-prefectures : Chatellerault / Montmorillon
Surface: 6,990 km²
Specialties: Broyé du Poitou (cake), melon of Haut-Poitou, black truffle, farci poitevin (stuffed meat), macarons of Montmorillon (biscuits), escargots (snails), tourteau fromager (cheese cake), wine of Haut-Poitou (AOC)
Sport clubs: Poitou Charentes Futuroscope 86 (women's cycling team), Stade Poitevin Volley Beach (Ligue A), Poitiers Basket 86 (Pro B), TTACC table tennis (Pro A), Motoball Neuville-de-Poitou (1st division), Stade Poitevin Féminin Triathlon.
Events: Poitiers-Futuroscope marathon, Women's international tennis tournament of La Vienne, Tour Poitou-Charentes (cycling), Poitiers national athletics meeting, Montgolfier French championship, Future cycling French championship (Aug 18/21)
Festivals: Les Heures Vagabondes (free concerts), Lyrical Nights in Sanxay, Au fil du son Festival, Les vacances de Mr Haydn (Mr Haydn's holidays) Festival, Polychromies in Notre Dame la Grande, Gamers Assembly, Jazzellerault.
Economy: Tourism (Futuroscope, Vallée des Singes, Thermal baths in La Roche-Posay, Center Park). Aeronautics, automobile sub-contracors, viticulture / agriculture, food industry.
Remarkable sites: Saint Savin Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Websites / FB / Twitter : www.lavienne86.fr@departement86 / @ATV86www.facebook.com/departement86www.facebook.com/tourismevienne.melusine86 / www.dailymotion.com/departement86

Le château de Montreuil-Bellay © DR

Population: 4,000 inhabitants
In the heart of the Valley of the Kings, the town can boast an 800-year-old heritage with the old castle built in the 12th century by Fulk III of Anjou and the “new castle” built in the Renaissance period of the 15th century by the Harcourt family.

 Le château de Rochechouart en haute-Vienne © Accrochoc  Le CSP Limoges est le club de basket le plus titré de France © Laurent Lagarde

Population: 375,869
Prefecture: Limoges
Sub-prefectures: Bellac and Rochechouart
Surface : 5 520,1 km²
Specialties: Limousine beef and veal, Cul Noir (Black ass) pig, Baronet lamb, madeleine (cake), massepain (biscuit made with almond paste), burgou (chestnut cake), feuillardier (chestnut liquor)
Sport clubs: Limoges CSP (basketball), USAL (rugby union), Limoges Handball 87, Limoges Football Club, ROC ASSJ HB87
Events: Tour du Limousin (cycling), Course nature des gendarmes et des voleurs de temps (trail), Randonnez-vous en Haute-Vienne (trekking).
Festivals: Culture au grand jour; La Route du Sirque; Graines de Rues; Urbaka ; Bandafolie's; 1,001 notes; National Festival of Bellac; Festival du Haut-Limousin ; Musical Nights in Cieux; Le labyrinthe de la voix (The Maze of Voices) in Rochechouart; Saint-Yrieix music festival; Cuivres en fêtes (brass bands); Festival du Mont-Gargan; Paroles de conteurs (tales); Coquelicontes; Francophonies en Limousin; International Festival of press cartoons and caricature in Saint-Just-le-Martel ; Biennale Danse émoi(dance); Eclats d'émail
Economy: agriculture (breeding), porcelain, European centre for ceramics, Elopsys high tech hub, wood and paper, enamel, copper. Clothing (Smuggler, Weston, Broussaud, Parallèle). Electricity (Legrand).
Websites/ FB / Twitter : www.haute-vienne.fr /www.chalucet.com / www.facebook.com/departementhautevienne / www.youtube.com/user/conseilgeneral87/videos / www.dailymotion.com/user/conseilgeneral87/1 / plus.google.com/+DepartementHauteVienne

Le château de Montreuil-Bellay © DR

Population: 4,000 inhabitants
In the heart of the Valley of the Kings, the town can boast an 800-year-old heritage with the old castle built in the 12th century by Fulk III of Anjou and the “new castle” built in the Renaissance period of the 15th century by the Harcourt family.

Jersey wearers after the stage 2

Classifications after the stage 2

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