Poland's Maciej Bodnar (Bora-Hansgrohe) has won the 22.5km individual time trial in the streets of Marseille with an advantage of only one second over his compatriot Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky) who paved the way for his team-mate Chris Froome to confirm his superiority against the clock over Rigoberto Uran and Romain Bardet. The Frenchman retained his third place overall by only one second over Mikel Landa.
“The reception of the crowd was really amazing. It's just nice. The people of Carrefour were standing in front of the start so I was not concentrated on my race. I was just smiling to those people. At the finish, I just said thanks to the crowd with my hand. I wanted to enjoy this moment. It was really crazy.”
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Tour de France 2017 - 22/07/2017 - Etape 20 - Marseille / Marseille(22,5 km CLM) - France - Romain BARDET (AG2R L MONDIALE) © ASO/Bruno BADE
On the road
Surface: 5,087 km2
Specialities: pastis (anise liquor), honey, bouillabaisse (fish soup), pieds-paquets (mutton), alouettes sans tête (beef rolls), pesto soup, aïoli (garlic sauce), anchoïade (anchovy sauce), tomme of Camargue (cheese), brousse du Rove (cheese), sardines, rosé, Marseille soap. Puyricard chocolates (calissons, macaroons, ice cream), Les Baux Valley oil cooperative (authentic 17th century oil mill), Roy René confectionery (makers of Aix Calissons), Château de Beaupré wine, vineyards of Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d'Aix en Provence (AOC),
Sport clubs: Olympique de Marseille (football), Rugby Provence (Aix-Marseille), Union Athlétique de Marseille (basket-ball), Cercle des nageurs de Marseille (swimming, Fabien Gilot, Camille Lacourt, Mehdy Metella, Florent Manaudou), Cercle Nautique et Touristique du Lacydon (CNTL).
Events: UEFA Euro 2016, Marseille-Provence 2017 European capital of sport, Mondial La Marseillaise à Pétanque (Marseille), Septembre en mer (September at sea, Marseille), Open 13 (tennis), Iron Man (triathlon), Massilia Cup.
Festivals: Aix en Provence Festival (lyrical art), Les rencontres d'Arles (photography), La Roque d'Anthéron international piano festival, Arles Feria Provence gastronomy festival, Fiesta des Suds (Marseille), Marseille dance festival, Mars Attack (electro, Marseille)
Economy: aeronautics (Eurocopter), microelectronics, metallurgy, shipbuilding, optics, chemicals, petrochemicals, Building, telecommunications, textile and fashion, food industry, logistics, transports, services, health, medicine, biotechnologies, research, universities, tourism (Marseille 1st cruise port in France, 92 museums, Calanques national park)
The course rides past Avenue du parc Borely, in which stands the château Borely. Built around 1768 by wealthy merchant Louis Borely, the heir of a rich family from Dauphiné, it is the most beautiful “bastide” (mansion) in Marseille. It was bought and handed to the Marseille municipality in the mid-19th century by industrial tycoon Paulin Talabot in exchange of grounds to build the St Charles railway station. Château Borely is now home to a beautiful museum of faience and fashion.
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