The Tour de France passes through Carcassonne
Are you looking for a sporting vacation in France this summer? Are you passionate about the Tour de France? So don’t hesitate any longer, you’ll have the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful regions crossed by the Tour de France: L’Aude .
The route of the 2022 Tour de France is unveiled! And once again grande boucle will pass through CarcassonneOn July 17, stage 15, one of the Tour’s longest at some 200 km, will start in Rodez and finish in a sprint in Carcassonne, passing through the village of Brousses and Villaret where your camping Le Martinet Rouge will be delighted to welcome you for your short or long stay!
The Tour de France Map
The stages of the Tour de France in Aude
July 17:Stage 15: Rodez – Carcassonne
During this stage, the riders pass close to Le Martinet Rouge campsite in Brousses et Villaret. An event not to be missed by the whole family!
Details of the passage at Brousses and Villaret :
– 2pm: closure of the D103 (300m from the campsite!)
– 3:00 pm Caravan passes through
– 5:00 p.m. passage of runners
– 17H30 opening of the D103
The Route de Carcassonne is strewn with pitfalls, encourages risk-taking and has seen some great breakaways in the past. This year’s course will favour the sprinters. There’s sure to be plenty of surprises.
July 18: Rest in Carcassonne
July 19: Stage 16: Carcassonne-Foix
The entry into the Pyrenees could be the start of a breakaway… if you’re in the right frame of mind, of course. If we are to raise our hands in Foix, we’ll first have to hold our nerve on the way up to Port de Lers, and then make the difference on the Mur de Péguère.
The Carcassonne – Foix stage is decisive as it marks the entry into the Pyrenees massif. Winning in Foix means defying the climb to Port de Lers and distinguishing yourself at the Mur de Péguère. After a rest day in Carcassonne, the Tour de France riders will be under pressure for one of the most decisive stages in the south of France. you’ll need some solid downhill skills to reach the Ariège prefecture over a distance of some twenty kilometers.
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The “ville à vélo du tour de France” label is a resounding success.
80 towns in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and even Ireland applied for the label, which is now widely recognized.
Open to all local authorities that have hosted the Tour de France at least once since its creation in 1903, the label acts as an incentive for communities wishing to step up their policy of promoting cycling in all its forms.
It’s their strong, unwavering commitment that has earned them the label’s yellow jersey.
Above and beyond the awards, this label is above all a way of sparking ambitions in elected representatives for their city. Most of the recommendations are in line with those of the national “Savoir Rouler à Vélo” program, designed to educate the very young by teaching them to ride a bicycle.
The Tour de France, which has contributed to the democratization of cycling since its inception, is envied for the diversity of the roads and towns it passes through, because in addition to being a sporting event of the highest level, it is also exceptionally well organized.
Book your pitch near Carcassonne and watch the Tour de France pass by