While the spring water of the Vosges thermal resort quenches the thirst of the riders and followers of the Tour since 2008, its history with the Tour goes way back. Forty years earlier, the peloton was gathered there for the Grand Départ of the 55th edition, the last one to be contested by national teams. Charly Grosskost had proven to be the fastest during the prologue before managing a double by winning the first stage finishing in Esch-sur-Alzette.
Cantonal capital of Vosges (88)
5 400 inhabitants
Jersey wearers after the stage 21
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Sponsorship and Environment
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
A.S.O. is committed to integrating environmental considerations into the organisation of its races: Limiting CO2 emissions; A quality waste management policy for the spectators but also for the organisers and the riders; The promotion of cycling as an alternative, environmentally-friendly means of transport. Read more