18 August 2019
12:00 CETPlace Georges Pompidou (Google Maps)
15:50 CET (estim.)Boulevard Joseph Poulenc (Google Maps)
DescriptionA 4th stage which will start again from Mauriac (Cantal Auvergne) and end in Aveyron in Espalion! A first part of the stage is rough and will favour the attackers. Will there still be sprinters for a more linear final? Will the scavengers be taken back?
KM 24KM 24
KM 29.1GPM 3 - Col de Saint Georges
KM 34.9GPM 2 -Col de Légal
KM 61.7GPM 3 - Côte de Saint Simon
KM 110.1Sprint - Lacroix-Barrez
|Fred WRIGHT (GBR)||03h54'44"|
|Joël SUTER (SUI)||03h54'44"|
|Soren WAERENSKJOLD (NOR)||03h54'44"|
|4||Simon GUGLIELMI (FRA)||03h54'44"|
|5||Patrick GAMPER (AUT)||03h54'44"|
|Simon GUGLIELMI (FRA)||11h37'02"|
|2||Giovanni ALEOTTI (ITA)||11h37'03"|
|3||Tobias FOSS (NOR)||11h37'44"|
|4||Torjus SLEEN (NOR)||11h37'44"|
|5||Damian LUSCHER (SUI)||11h37'44"|
Classification Jerseys & Prizes
|Green||Mathias Norsgaard JØRGENSEN (DEN)|
|Polka-Dot||Giovanni ALEOTTI (ITA)|
|Most Aggressive||Simon GUGLIELMI (FRA)|
Picture of the day
Mauriac is located between the upper Dordogne valley, classified as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and the Grand National Site of Le Puy-Mary.
Labelled “Plus Beaux Détours de France” and “Sites et Cités Remarquables”, Mauriac is an essential stopover. It is one of the oldest cities in Cantal born about 2000 years ago. It began to flourish in the 9th century with the foundation of the monastery of Saint Peter, with royal status. The city then became a major centre of pilgrimages, attracting crowds. In the 12th century the Basilica of Our Lady of Miracles was built, huge markets were held in the city. Throughout the Middle Ages, Mauriac expanded.
Agriculture is one of the city’s main attractions and therefore an important economic vector with its market on the dial of the Parc des Rédines, unique in Auvergne.
Tourism plays an important role in Mauriac’s life.
Espalion main city crossroads of North Aveyron, is the essential passage of many tourists and Aveyron wishing to join the Lot valley or access the Aubrac plateau. Located in the centre of the Toulouse, Clermont-Ferrand, Montpellier triangle, the city of Espalion enjoys a privileged location in the North Aveyron.
Crossed from east to west by the Lot, which originates in a peat bog area, on the southern slope of the Goulet en Lozère mountain and flows into the Garonne, it extends into the valley and surrounding valleys, climbing on one side the slopes of the Monts d’Aubrac and overflowing on the other side on the Causses plateau.
Due to its geographical location and its numerous commercial, artisanal and administrative activities, Espalion aims to be the “economic lung” of Haut Rouergue. Espalion, a symbol of the sweetness of life, is also called “the first smile of noon”.