Recent years remind us that the stages leaving Pau often crown riders who then have their names on the victory list of the Tour. It was the case of Vincenzo Nibali after his success in Hautacam in 2014 and of Christopher Froome who had conquered the Yellow Jersey last summer in Bagnères-de-Luchon. One shouldn't forget the likes of Thomas Voeckler who had captured the polka-dot jersey at the same finish in 2012 or Rafał Majka who also comforted his in 2015 between Pau and Cauterets-Vallée de Saint-Savin.

Place Royale, Pau © Ville de Pau
68-time stage city
Prefecture of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64)
77 600 inhabitants

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Since it was founded, Amaury Sport Organisation has been involved in various sponsorship and philanthropy activities. It is the generosity of sport that can be found in a certain number of initiatives aiming to invest in the workings of the disciplines themselves (sponsorship of the French Federation of Cycling), in a humanitarian and social framework, (Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, Actions Dakar, Un Techo Para Mi Pais) or in the environmental sphere (Madre De Dios, selective sorting, etc.). Read more

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