L'Etape du Tour - Act 2

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Cyclists have their national day too
For the fourth time in the history of the event, this morning saw Pau play host to the departure of the Stage of the Tour. At 7:00 am, Place de Verdun was swarming with cycling enthusiasts who had come from all four corners of the world (no fewer than 52 nationalities were to be found in the gigantic pack!). Approximately 5,000 amateur cyclists were thrilled at the thought of discovering what Act 2 of the Etape du Tour between the Pau and Bagnères-de-Luchon had in store a few days before the Tour de France...

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Pau and the Étape du Tour: a love story
Pau is welcoming the Étape du Tour with open arms for the sixth time in the history of the event. The Béarnese capital is hosting the Start Village of Act II of the Étape du Tour (Pau–Bagnères-de-Luchon) from today at 2 pm. This is the fourth time in twenty editions that the Start Village of the most famous cyclosportive event in France sets up camp in Pau...

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Pau – Bagnères-de-Luchon: the Pyrenees celebrate the Étape du Tour
On Saturday, July 14 the Tour de France peloton will be making its way towards the Cap d'Agde spa resort, while in the meantime thousands of cyclotourists come up against legendary Pyrenean climbs on a gruelling 201 km course between Pau and Bagnères-de-Luchon. Nineteen years after the first edition of the Étape du Tour came to an end in Pau, the capital of Béarn will become the focal point of cycling by hosting the event for the sixth time...

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Six days after the opening of registration for the cyclo-sportive events to be held by A.S.O in 2012, there has been a massive rush of applicants. There is now a full season's worth of racing for amateurs ready to tackle the monuments of the top cycling races. Attracted by the roughness of the cobbles or inspired by the challenge of mythical mountain passes, each competitor targets the event that corresponds to his or her means and dreams...

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