Stage 14 | 181.5km | Start 13h20 (Local time)

Blagnac / Rodez

  • Michael Matthews dethrones the Olympic champion

    Set to substitute his arch-rival Peter Sagan who outclassed him on stage 3 in the first uphill sprint finish, Michael Matthews beat Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet in Rodez where the Belgian found the confidence by outsprinting Sagan two years ago. The Australian gave Sunweb a second straight victory after Warren Barguil made it in Foix. The steep finish favoured Chris Froome to move back into the yellow jersey.

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The stage in pictures

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Tour de France 2017 - 15/07/2017 - Etape 14 - Blagnac / Rodez (181,5km) - France - Thomas DE GENDT (LOTTO SOUDAL) © ASO/Alex BROADWAY

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Tourist attractions

On the road

Population: 1,306,125

Prefecture: Toulouse

Sub-prefectures: Muret ,Saint Gaudens

Surface: 6,309 km²

Specialties: Aeronautics (Airbus, ATR, EADS, Thales, Aeroscopia), Space (CNES, City of Space). Cassoulet, Toulouse sausage, foie gras, duck breast, Toulouse violet, AOP Fronton wine, AOC Cadours garlic, Pyrenean IGP lamb, Bigorre black pig (AOC), Lauragais red calf (Label Rouge).

Sport Clubs: Stade Toulousain, Toulouse Football Club, Fénix Toulouse Handball, Toulouse Métropole Basket, Spacers Volley, TOXIII, Union Sportive Colomiers Rugby

Festivals: 31 Summer Notes, Jazz sur son 31, Festival of television creations of Luchon, Printemps du rire (Spring of laughter), Rio Loco, Comminges Festival in Saint Bertrand de Comminges, Toulouse Organs

Economy: Aeronautics and space, Tourism, 4 ski resorts, viticulture (Fronton)

Remarkable sites: The vaporarium of the thermal baths of Luchon, Saint Bertrand de Comminges listed as "Most beautiful villages of France", Martres-Tolosane and Revel labeled "Cities and Crafts of Art", Lake of Saint Ferréol, Canal du Midi listed by UNESCO with its green way, Lake of Oô in the Central Pyrenees, Museum Forum of the Aurignacian

Rugby, caving, water sports on the Garonne (canoeing, hydrospeed, rafting), sports (mountaineering, horse riding, climbing, hiking) Winter sports (skiing, snowshoeing, sled dogs), mountain biking (Espace FFC Pyrénées Comminges), Sailing (paragliding, glider, ULM)

Websites / FB: www.haute-garonne.fr / hautegaronnetourisme.comwww.facebook.com/tourisme31.fr

Haute-Garonne, a bicycle destination
• 35 sites labelled Home Vélo www.hautegaronnetourisme.com/sites/tourisme-haute-garonne/files/brochures/files/accueil_velo_canal_des_2_mersweb.pdf

• Route of the Pyrenees passes with specific signs (altitude difference, altitude ...)

• A green lane on the Canal du Midi

• Three cycle paths, one of which runs along the Garonne from Carbonne to the Pyrenees, which will soon link Spain (Trans Garona)

Les halles de Grenade © Didier DescouensNotre-Dame de l’Assomption - Le portail du XIVe siècle © Didier DescouensLa halle couverte © Didier Descouens

8 500 hab.
Ideally located 25 km between Toulouse and Montauban, near the convergence of Save and Garonne, Grenade always was a place of passage and commerce which is reflected by one of the oldest and largest market halls in France.

Notre-Dame de l'Assomption
Of Languedoc Gothic style, it is topped by a 47-metres octagonal steeple inspired by the most famous bell-towers of Toulouse. The church of Cistercian influence was built by the Grandselve Abbey in the 14th century.

Market Hall
At the centre of the bastide, it is a remarkable building by its dimensions  of nearlt 1,800 m2. It is one of the oldest covered market halls in France. The construction timber used for its construction was chopped down in the Pyrenees in the 13th century.The market hall is covered by a monumental wood frame housing two floors once occupied by the meeting halls of the consuls. The belfry, added in the 17th century, was used by the town wardens. 

Population: 384,474

Prefecture: Albi

Sub-prefecture: Castres

Surface: 5,758 km2

Specialties: Lacaune salting (PGI), Lautrec red garlic (Red Label), Gaillac wines (AOC), Ségala veal, croquants of Cordes (biscuits), Pumpet of Sémalens

Sport Clubs: Castres Olympique (rugby union, Top 14), Sporting Club Albi (Pro D2), ASPTT (women's football 1st division), Albi Rugby League XIII (Elite 1 men). Events: Albi Grand Prix (September), Route du Sud cyclisme (June), European Motocross Championships (April), Albi Marathon (April), Montagne Noire Automobile Rally (July) French Petanque Championships in Carmaux (July), 24 to 28 August 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Albi

Main tourist sites: Albi and the Episcopal City, Toulouse-Lautrec museum, Castres and the Goya museum, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Gaillac vineyards, bastides and villages, Sidobre, Martels Garden and Tarn historical railway, Black Mountain, Sorèze Abbey-school and Dom Robert Museum, Ambialet and the Tarn Valley

Festivals: Pause Guitar in Albi (July), Musiques des Lumières in Sorèze (July), L'Eté de Vaour

Economy: Pierre Fabre laboratories, Glasswork manufacture of Albi, food industry, tourism sector

Websites and social networks: www.tarn.frwww.tourisme-tarn.com

Les halles de Grenade © Didier DescouensNotre-Dame de l’Assomption - Le portail du XIVe siècle © Didier DescouensLa halle couverte © Didier Descouens

8 500 hab.
Ideally located 25 km between Toulouse and Montauban, near the convergence of Save and Garonne, Grenade always was a place of passage and commerce which is reflected by one of the oldest and largest market halls in France.

Notre-Dame de l'Assomption
Of Languedoc Gothic style, it is topped by a 47-metres octagonal steeple inspired by the most famous bell-towers of Toulouse. The church of Cistercian influence was built by the Grandselve Abbey in the 14th century.

Market Hall
At the centre of the bastide, it is a remarkable building by its dimensions  of nearlt 1,800 m2. It is one of the oldest covered market halls in France. The construction timber used for its construction was chopped down in the Pyrenees in the 13th century.The market hall is covered by a monumental wood frame housing two floors once occupied by the meeting halls of the consuls. The belfry, added in the 17th century, was used by the town wardens. 

Population: 277,740 (2013)

Prefecture: Rodez

Sub-prefectures: Millau, Villefranche-de-Rouergue

Surface: 8735 km²

Specialties: Aligot, estofinade, Roquefort, Fleur d'Aubrac (meat), Veal of Aveyron, farcous, truffade, fouace, soleil of marcillac, tripous, cheese soup, flaune, échaudés ...

Sporting events: Roc lassagais (26th edition), Trans Aubrac (trail and ultra-trail),

Rouergue Rally (44th edition), Marmotte d'Olt (gran fondo, 21st edition), Natural Games, 100 km of Millau (long distance running), Festival of Templars (trail), L'Aveyronnaise Classic

Festivals: CapMômes Festival (theatre, music, circus), Sylvanès music festival (sacred music, world music), Millau in Jazz

Economy: Livestock market in Laissac Séverac (2nd market of France), Rodez University, Bosch (1,600 employees), RAGT (1,261 employees), Caves of Roquefort (1,210 employees).

Website: www.aveyron.fr

Les halles de Grenade © Didier DescouensNotre-Dame de l’Assomption - Le portail du XIVe siècle © Didier DescouensLa halle couverte © Didier Descouens

8 500 hab.
Ideally located 25 km between Toulouse and Montauban, near the convergence of Save and Garonne, Grenade always was a place of passage and commerce which is reflected by one of the oldest and largest market halls in France.

Notre-Dame de l'Assomption
Of Languedoc Gothic style, it is topped by a 47-metres octagonal steeple inspired by the most famous bell-towers of Toulouse. The church of Cistercian influence was built by the Grandselve Abbey in the 14th century.

Market Hall
At the centre of the bastide, it is a remarkable building by its dimensions  of nearlt 1,800 m2. It is one of the oldest covered market halls in France. The construction timber used for its construction was chopped down in the Pyrenees in the 13th century.The market hall is covered by a monumental wood frame housing two floors once occupied by the meeting halls of the consuls. The belfry, added in the 17th century, was used by the town wardens. 

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